Great visibility at Torrance Reef, not much to see

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MaxBottomtime

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We enjoyed more than thirty feet of visibility at Torrance Reef this morning. I spent the first forty-five minutes looking for interesting subjects. I found two or three. :(
As I headed back toward the anchor I found a California scorpionfish perched on the edge of the reef. I then spotted Merry photographing a two-spot octopus. We spent a lot of pixels between those subjects. As the dive was nearly done, I saw an Apolemia Uvaria floating by. The usual nudibranchs were hiding. I got a bycatch of another Thordisa bimaculata next to a clump of white bacteria. I didn't see it until I got home.

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Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria with Thordisa bimaculata in the upper left corner

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Apolemia Uvaria

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Fauchea laciniata, Blue branching seaweed

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Paraconcavus pacificus, Red-striped acorn barnacle

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Panulirus interruptus, California Spiny Lobster

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Unidentified anemone

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Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, Swell shark egg case

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Halichoeres semicinctus, Rock wrasse male

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Scorpaena guttata, California scorpionfish

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Octopus bimaculatus, Verrill's Two-spot Octopus

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Navanax inermis

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Orienthella trilineata
 

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Very nice
 
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