DIVING THE OIL RIGS
(EUREKA and ELLEN & ELLY)
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis

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Approaching Eureka Double rig Ellen (L) & Elly (R) Diver descending Sea lion welcoming committee
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OIL_7632.JPG (36896 bytes) OIL_7781.JPG (266799 bytes) OIL_7626.JPG (100081 bytes) OIL_7747.JPG (111229 bytes)
Three amigoes Anemones growing on barnacle Swooping on by Cormorant hunting underwater
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Fried egg.jpg (60859 bytes) PURPLE~1.JPG (110981 bytes) Purple jellie wlong tentacles.jpg (124034 bytes) Jellie bell.jpg (142101 bytes)
Fried egg jelly Purple-striped jelly This guy was looooong Jelly bell
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Black-and-yellow rockfish.jpg (240043 bytes) male CA sheephead.jpg (91302 bytes) Opaleye milling about.jpg (72323 bytes) brittle stars on a sponge.jpg (179007 bytes)
Black-and-yellow rockfish Male California sheephead Opaleye milling about Brittle stars on a sponge
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Ochre star.jpg (255273 bytes) Pink strawberry-tipped anemoes (CU).jpg (182156 bytes) Cooperative cabezon.jpg (167182 bytes) White metridium.jpg (89960 bytes)
Ochre star Pink anemones Cooperative Cabezon White metridums
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False sea lemon (head-on).jpg (126902 bytes) White-speckled nudibranch.jpg (152896 bytes) Life abounds.jpg (298650 bytes) Rockfish.jpg (123374 bytes)
False sea lemon White-speckled nudibranch Abundant life Rockfish
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Anemone rainbow.jpg (227289 bytes) Anemone (detail).jpg (148934 bytes) Barnacle feet amongst anemones.jpg (198911 bytes) Club-tipped anemones (pink).jpg (174155 bytes)
Anemone rainbow Anemone detail (CU) Barnacle amongst anemones Pink club-tipped anemones
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Brittle stars on a sponge.jpg (177008 bytes) Featherduster worm.jpg (200431 bytes) Sheephead.jpg (110818 bytes) Ringed nudibranch.jpg (137510 bytes)
Brittle stars growing out of a sponge Featherduster worm Curious sheephead Ringed nudibranch
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Scallop (gray).jpg (152630 bytes) Scallop & anemones.jpg (295461 bytes) Scallop (baby).jpg (127146 bytes) Scallop (eyes).jpg (185628 bytes)
Gray scallop Scallop & anemones Baby scallop (& anemones) Scallop eyes (look closely)
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Cabezon (MCU).jpg (156132 bytes) Cabezon (head-on CU).jpg (135734 bytes) Cabezon & eggs.jpg (170026 bytes) Cabezon & Jeri.jpg (151408 bytes)
Cabezon Cabezon head-on Cabezon guarding eggs Diver getting up-close Cabezon view
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XMussels in grate.jpg (210904 bytes) Anemone cluster.jpg (209072 bytes) Cabezon (MS).jpg (102160 bytes) Cabezon (ECU).jpg (126865 bytes)
Mussels in a grate Anemone cluster Cabezon stare-down Same guy close-up
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