Dive #524 - Cottam Point - 19 December 2021

We braved the hill down and got in the water, only for me to forget that I left my fins in the car. There was some swearing on my part! The dive was good, although a little sad - we found the GPO mom deceased in her den. Hopefully the eggs hatched successfully. I had fun taking macro photos of scallop eyes. Highlight was seeing the Chonky Pink Star - it's HUGE!

Getting out was a challenge - waves and current had picked up and we had to time our exit over slippery rocks.

Posted on January 24, 2022 04:51 AM by leftcoaster leftcoaster

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Giant Pink Sea Star (Pisaster brevispinus)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Orange Sea Pen (Ptilosarcus gurneyi)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Orange Cup Coral (Balanophyllia elegans)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Sylvia Earle's Cadlina (Cadlina sylviaearleae)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

Description

This was a female octopus who hatched eggs and then passed away.

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Noble Dorid (Peltodoris nobilis)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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California Boring Sponge (Cliona californiana)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Spiny Scallop (Chlamys hastata)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Spiny Scallop (Chlamys hastata)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Slime Star (Pteraster tesselatus)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Puget Sound King Crab (Echidnocerus cibarius)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Painted Anemone (Urticina grebelnyi)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Velcro Star (Stylasterias forreri)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Orange Zoanthid (Epizoanthus scotinus)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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Northern Leopard Dorid (Diaulula odonoghuei)

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leftcoaster

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December 19, 2021 11:39 PM PST

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