Crane Base, Catalina Island, California.
Purple hydrocoral amongst the towering kelp forest of Gull Island. It's rare in Southern California to encounter purple hydrocoral at such shallow depths.
Tuna crabs make a rare appearance in Southern California.
Sheephead in Kelp
A large male sheepead investigates a noisy intruder at Channel Islands National Park - California.
Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
Gull Island, California.
Sea Star and Purple Hydrocoral
A giant-spined sea star amongst the purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
Bouquet on Steel
Although it's mainly constructed of steel, nature finds a way to flourish on the oil platform "Eureka," located just offshore from Long Beach, California.
Looking down on the kelp forest during my safety stop at Catalina Island.
Cormorant hunting fish at the oil rigs.
Garibaldi at Casino Point
Garibaldi in the dive park at Casino Point, Catalina Island.
Rare encounter with a smooth hammerhead in San Diego, California.
Cruising across a high-ridged sandy patch in between kelp forests. Gull Island, California.
Giant Sea Bass
Bird Rock, Catalina Island, California.
Lone garibaldi in the shallows. Catalina Island, California.
Prince Island, California.
Garibaldi and Eggs
Garibaldi protects its nest on oil platform Eureka - Huntington Beach, California.
A diver enjoys the peacefulness of the kelp forest at San Clemente Island, California
Purple hydrocoral at Farnsworth Bank, California.
The Piper Warrior wreck at Catalina Island.
Red gorgonian sea fans line deep channels at Sutil Island, a small island near the coast of Santa Barbara Island, California.
Surgy conditions at Santa Barbara Island.
A red octopus amongst the yellow zoanthids and purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
A rare sight in the waters of southern California, a green turtle forages amongst the algae in the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores.
A giant kelpfish at home amongst the algae at Catalina Island, CA.
Wyckoff Ledge, San Miguel Island, California.
Schooling Jack Mackerel
Massive schools of jack mackerel surround the uprights of the oil rig "Eureka." Huntington Beach, California.
Red gorgonian sea fan and sea lion silhouette at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Surrounded by mackerel on oil rig Eureka - Southern California.
Diver at Isthmus Reef
Passing by a crevice in the reef.
San Clemente Island, California.
A huge Mola mola miles off the coast of San Diego, California.
Bat Ray Encounter
A bat ray cruises through a clearing in the kelp forest at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Sea Star at Sunset
Giant-spined sea star under the Newport Pier. Newport Beach, California.
Lobster in Kelp
Juvenile sea lions chased this lobster into the kelp at the sea lion rookery at Santa Barbara Island, CA.
Giant-spined sea star at Bird Rock. Catalina Island, CA.
It's seemingly so quiet you can hear a pin drop in the slowly swaying kelp forest.
School of jack mackerel near Catalina Island, California.
Anemones on Eureka
Brittle stars, mussels, and Metridium senile anemones cling to a rope suspended far beneath the surface at the Eureka oil platform. Long Beach, CA.
A tope shark cruises around a school of salema in the murky waters of La Jolla Shores, California.
Pelagic drifters like this salp, Leucothea pulchra, slowly glide by under the Eureka oil platform.
Strong surge sways the giant kelp at Santa Barbara Island, California.
A massive school of jack mackerel surrounds my dive buddy at "The Arch" at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Drawn to the exquisite aroma of flesh caught in the thin ghost net, the hungry crab had no idea it was to be its next victim.
Sea Star at the Oil Rigs
A giant-spined sea star bathed in the afternoon light on oil rig Eureka.
A Mola mola and diver while snorkeling off the coast of San Diego, California.
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