Dive #528 - Dophin Beach - 16 January 2022 (Dive 3 of 2022)

I got lost this dive... I think I went too far right to start. I'm still not sure if we ended up on the correct wall or not. At the time, I thought we did. Now I don't think we did. This site has portals, I swear...

Highlight was finding a Cockrell's Dorid! A sea lion did a drive by. A feather star latched itself onto Erin that I only spotted in the shallows; I swam it back out deeper. Found a big cabezon with eggs.

Posted on March 05, 2022 05:59 AM by leftcoaster leftcoaster

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Monterey Dorid (Doris montereyensis)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Butterfly King Crab (Cryptolithodes typicus)

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Blackeye Goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Giant California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus)

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Freckled Dorid (Peltodoris lentiginosa)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Slime Star (Pteraster tesselatus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Butterfly King Crab (Cryptolithodes typicus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Eared Seals (Family Otariidae)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Common Feather Star (Florometra serratissima)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

Description

Hitching a ride on my buddy. We swam it back out deeper and bid it farewell after its exciting tour to the shallows.

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Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Vermilion Star (Mediaster aequalis)

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Puget Sound King Crab (Echidnocerus cibarius)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Rhinoceros Crab (Rhinolithodes wosnessenskii)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Freckled Dorid (Peltodoris lentiginosa)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Orange Puffball Sponge (Tethya californiana)

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leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Cockerell's Dorid (Limacia cockerelli)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Painted Greenling (Oxylebius pictus)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Armored Sea Cucumber (Psolus chitonoides)

Observer

leftcoaster

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January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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Mottled Star (Evasterias troschelii)

Observer

leftcoaster

Date

January 16, 2022 09:36 PM PST

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