Sealife of Southern California

Although I love the tropics, I do most of my diving in Southern California. While the conditions are not nearly as favorable for photography as places with clearer water and fewer floating plankton globs, there are still some amazing flora and fauna to be seen.

A specimen of Pelagophycus porra growing on the side of the Yukon. Members of this species can grow up 90 meters long.
A specimen of Pelagophycus porra growing on the side of the Yukon. Members of this species can grow up 90 meters long.
A sheep crab, (Loxorhynchus grandis) cruises through a bed of strawberry anemones.
A sheep crab, (Loxorhynchus grandis) cruises through a bed of strawberry anemones.
Play is an important activity for marine mammals. Here a young male Homo sapiens blows bubble rings while floating on his back.
Play is an important activity for marine mammals. Here a young male Homo sapiens blows bubble rings while floating on his back.
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