Small Sculpin
M-013

Small Sculpin


Photographed using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f22 @ 1/60th .

About: Photographed at San Miguel Island in 50 feet. Many different species live in Intertidal zone to 100 feet and beyond. Range depends on species. Often easy to approach if you acclimate yourself to the animal.







Sculpin
M-014

Small Sculpin
(Unknown)


Photographed using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f22 @ 1/60th .

About: Photographed at San Miguel Island in 50 feet. Many different species live in Intertidal zone to 100 feet and beyond. Range depends on species. Often easy to approach if you acclimate yourself to the animal.







Brittle Star
M-015

Brittle Star
(Ophiothrix spiculata)


Photographed at Santa Barbara Island using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens with +4 diopter and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f22 @ 1/60th .

About: Found on rocky reefs, in crevices and in huge sea floor mats on gravel ridden topography. Animals vary greatly in coloration but are very beautifully patterned with bright pigments. Mostly found in large mats on the sea floor. They range from Alaska to southern California. Diameter to 2-1/2" (6.3 cm).







Blennie
M-016

Yellowfin Fringehead
(Neoclinus stephensae)


Photographed at Santa Barbara Island using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens with +4 diopter and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f22 @ 1/60th .

About: Beautiful blenny with three sets of fringes above each eye. Lives in shells or holes in the reef. Will peek at you and retract back into its hole, the back out again. Found from 10 to 90 feet. Range from Monterey to Baja, California.







Horn Shark
M-017

Horn Shark
(Heterodontus francisci)


Photographed at Catalina Island using an Ikelite Substrobe Ai and Substrobe M with a housed Nikon F-2. Exposed at f16.

About the Horn shark: Found on rocky areas and in crevices and caves. Named for the horns on the two dorsal fins. They range from Central California to the Gulf of California. Size to 3 feet (1 m)