Large male sheephead patrol their territories on the oil rigs. This guy was just begging to have his portrait taken.
Female sheephead at the oil rigs.
Juvenile Treefish at Crescent Bay.
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.
A yellowfin fringehead peeks out of its home at Point Loma, near San Diego, California.
A small fried-egg jelly is highlighted by the bright sun and clear water at Santa Barbara Island, California.
Downward Spiral. This colorful feeding plume of a tiny Christmas Tree worm was just 1cm in diameter. Anacapa Island, California.
Mating squid at Catalina Island. They are about 8" long.
The vast expanse of the oil rig "Eureka." Looking up from 80'.