Persian Carpet Flatworm
Persian carpet flatworm hunts along the algae and sponges of Dunia Baru - Wakatobi.
A tiger flatworm makes its way along the hard corals of Dunia Baru - Wakatobi.
A skeleton shrimp photo-bombs this picture of a delicate tunicate at Cornucopia - Wakatobi.
Chromodoris annae nudibranch. Cornucopia - Wakatobi
Halimeda Ghost Pipefish
Halimeda ghost pipefish hovers motionless amongst the halimeda algae.
A tiny skeleton shrimp cling to eel grass at Veterns Park in Redondo Beach, California.
Catriona columbiana nudibranch
A tiny Catriona columbiana nudibranch in the detrius patch at Veterans Park.
Still nestled in their egg sacs, these market squid are just days from hatching.
A tiny bluebanded goby (~2") poses patiently for me on the reef. Although a bit sinister looking, these small fish are quite skittish.
A large California moray peers out from its shelter deep within a crevice.
A barnacle feeds in the currents flowing past the oil rigs.
This Mutton snapper was just begging to have its picture taken.
Large male sheephead patrol their territories on the oil rigs. This guy was just begging to have his portrait taken.
This curious little kelp bass was just begging to have his portrait taken. Oh, and he's waving.
A tiny proliferating anemone (~1cm) clings to a bladder of giant kelp, high above the sea floor. Point Loma, California.
Attacking the Baitball
An army of bonito pursue the bait ball, while a pair of snappers look on.
Blue Steel. This little cryptic Crevice Kelpfish peeks from its home amongst the red algae. Anacapa Island, California.
A river of bait fish and the charging bonito.
Downward Spiral. This colorful feeding plume of a tiny Christmas Tree worm was just 1cm in diameter. Anacapa Island, California.
Tiny blue-ring topsnail at Santa Cruz Island, California.
Spanish Shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea) on a bed of unknown tube worms, Old Marineland, Palos Verdes, California.
Juvenile flatfish use this fried-egg jelly as protection until they mature enough to swim to the ocean floor. Off shore Palos Verdes, California.