Dives #508 - Madrona Small Wall - 16 September 2021

First real night dive of the year. A 4 yo girl was entranced by us gearing up in the parking lot, and made her family go back down to the beach to see us splash. It was adorable.

A little bit of SSWD and sea cuke wasting. The highlight for me was spotting a wee tiny little juvenile grunt sculpin that was so little it didn't even have its adult colours in yet! I found leather stars with 5, 6, and 7 rays. J spotted a baby red octopus. Lots of small sailfin sculpins, and a couple of Red Irish Lords.

Posted by leftcoaster leftcoaster, September 27, 2021 05:22

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Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Ochre Sea Star (Pisaster ochraceus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Northern Kelp Crab (Pugettia producta)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Painted Greenling (Oxylebius pictus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Gunnels (Family Pholidae)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Buffalo Sculpin (Enophrys bison)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant Pink Sea Star (Pisaster brevispinus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Bering Hermit Crab (Pagurus beringanus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sharpnose Crab (Scyra acutifrons)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Gunnels (Family Pholidae)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Peppered Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria piperata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Tiny wee little one!

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Heart Crab (Phyllolithodes papillosus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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White-lined Dirona (Dirona albolineata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Mosshead Warbonnet (Chirolophis nugator)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Predation. Red rock crab logged separately.

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Bay Pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Roughback Sculpin (Chitonotus pugetensis)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT
Ray-finned Fishes

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Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Lewis' Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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East Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Graceful Rock Crab (Metacarcinus gracilis)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Graceful Rock Crab (Metacarcinus gracilis)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Flathead Sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Umbrella Jelly (Eutonina indicans)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Pacific Sea Gooseberry (Pleurobrachia bachei)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Buffalo Sculpin (Enophrys bison)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Graceful Rock Crab (Metacarcinus gracilis)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Red Ribbon Worm (Tubulanus polymorphus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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Bay Pipefish (Syngnathus leptorhynchus)

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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September 16, 2021 09:11 PM PDT

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