Dive #521- Madrona (Big Wall) - 9 December 2021

A nice night dive with all the usual suspects on the Big Wall. Highlight was a young GPO was out hunting for snacks that didn't mind us watching and taking photos, and a pair of fighting kelp crabs that were trying to pin each other's arms with their pinchers.

Posted on January 04, 2022 07:43 AM by leftcoaster leftcoaster

Observations

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Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Northern Kelp Crab (Pugettia producta)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Buffalo Sculpin (Enophrys bison)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Sailfin Sculpin (Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Bering Hermit Crab (Pagurus beringanus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Shiner Surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Alaska Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Kelp Greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Pacific Batwing Seaslug (Gastropteron pacificum)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Wolf Eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Trojan Star (Hippasteria phrygiana)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Slime Star (Pteraster tesselatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Slime Star (Pteraster tesselatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Sponges (Phylum Porifera)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Slime Star (Pteraster tesselatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Sand Star (Luidia foliolata)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Pacific Batwing Seaslug (Gastropteron pacificum)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin (Leptocottus armatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria miniata)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Striped Surfperch (Embiotoca lateralis)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Deep Blade Shrimp (Spirontocaris prionota)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Greater Moon Jelly (Aurelia labiata)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Plainfin Midshipman (Porichthys notatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Nuttall's Cockle (Clinocardium nuttallii)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Lewis's Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Red Rock Crab (North America) (Cancer productus)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Northern Kelp Crab (Pugettia producta)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Two fighting Northern Kelp Crabs spotted on a night dive.

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Monterey Dorid (Doris montereyensis)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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Northern Kelp Crab (Pugettia producta)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

December 9, 2021 10:31 PM PST

Description

Night dive

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