Scuba dive off Point Loma, Jan 7, 2017
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Bluebanded Goby Lythrypnus dalli

don't usually see these spectacularly colored small gobies in deep waters off Point Loma

slug Chromodoris macfarlandi

slug Flabellina iodinea

juvenile painted greenling
Oxylebius pictus

slug Flabellina iodinea

this slug was gripping tightly while being buffeted by surging water

blackeye goby
Rhinogobiops nicholsii

slug Cadlina limbaughorum

kelp rockfish
Sebastes atrovirens

giant keyhole limpet mantle
Megathura crenulata

Limpets of this limpet's family have a keyhole in the middle of their shell, through which waste is ejected, and this limpet's mantle covers the entire shell expect for that keyhole. I keep an eye out for these limpets for the abstract composition of their variegated mantles.

slug Doriopsilla spaldingi

This slug is named after George Spalding, a friend in town, so it is a treat to run across these slugs on a dive.