Dives #504 & 505 - Dolphin Beach - 6 September 2021 - Diving with the Côté Lab

Diving with folks from the Côté Lab at SFU Biology (including @emlim) to collect sea cucumber samples after wasting swept through. We spotted a school of anchovies - beautiful in the sunlight. We looked at the cuke devastation and samples were collected. A few mottled stars and a vermilion showing wasting too. My buddy found a nice big GPO in a den under a rock on the first sand flat. There were some big fried egg jellies out. Oregon triton and vermilion stars eating dead sea cucumbers.

Once at the wall, the ususal suspects: Vermillion rockfish, school of yellowtail rockfish, tiger rockfish, juvenile yelloweye rockfish. The wolf eel pair was home.

Coming up we watched the anchovies again. Second dive started at the wolf eel pair den and went right. I found a Cockrell's Dorid.

Posted by leftcoaster leftcoaster, September 20, 2021 04:31

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Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Vermilion Star (Mediaster aequalis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Pinto Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana)

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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White-lined Dirona (Dirona albolineata)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Egg-yolk Jelly (Phacellophora camtschatica)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Monterey Doris (Doris montereyensis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

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Oregon Hairy Triton Snail (Fusitriton oregonensis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Egg-yolk Jelly (Phacellophora camtschatica)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Rainbow Star (Orthasterias koehleri)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Tiger Rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Tiger Rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Vermilion Star (Mediaster aequalis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Yellowtail Rockfish (Sebastes flavidus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Bering Hermit Crab (Pagurus beringanus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Pacific Blood Star (Henricia leviuscula)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Red Ribbon Worm (Tubulanus polymorphus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Gumboot Chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Cockerell's Dorid (Limacia cockerelli)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Purple Sun Star (Solaster endeca)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Typical Sculpins (Family Cottidae)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Rhinoceros Crab (Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Green Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)

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September 6, 2021 08:31 PM PDT

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