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Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, feather duster worm, Cypraea spadicea, Eudistylia polymorpha, Santa Cruz Island Squid eggs, La Jolla Canyon, Loligo opalescens Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Cadlina luteomarginata, Monterey, California Pink abalone, Haliotis corrugata, San Clemente Island Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Nudibranch on calcareous coralline algae, Hermissenda crassicornis, Monterey, California Squid mating, Loligo opalescens, La Jolla, California Califonia cone, Coronado Islands, Conus californicus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan Nudibranch on calcareous coralline algae, Hermissenda crassicornis, Monterey, California Squid egg clusters on sand, Loligo opalescens, La Jolla, California Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Green abalone with mantle fringe visible extending outside shell, Haliotis fulgens Simnia and egg cluster on red gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Anacapa Island Nudibranch, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Green abalone, Haliotis fulgens California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Rock scallop surrounded by strawberry anemones, Crassedoma giganteum, Corynactis californica Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed to completely cover the hard exterior shell, Cypraea spadicea Squid egg casings.  Each casing housings hundreds of tiny squid eggs.  After the female squid has planted her egg casings to the sandy bottom, she will die, Loligo opalescens Horn shark eating opalescent squid eggs, Loligo opalescens, Heterodontus francisci, La Jolla, California Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean, Corolla calceola, San Diego, California Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean, Corolla calceola, San Diego, California Squid mating and laying eggs, eggs on sandy bottom, Loligo opalescens, La Jolla, California Squid, mating and laying eggs, Loligo opalescens, La Jolla, California Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island Spanish shawl  nudibranch, Flabellina iodinea Squid, Roatan California sea cucumber detail, Parastichopus californicus, San Diego Hermit crab in olive shell, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata, Monterey, California Eolid nudibranch (prob Hermissenda),  San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Hermissenda crassicornis, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Dendronotus albus, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Mexichromis porterae, San Miguel Island California bat ray eating squid eggs, Loligo opalescens, Myliobatis californica, La Jolla   more ...

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Updated: December 11, 2017