Mantis Shrimp
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Mantis Shrimp
(Hemisquilla ensigera californiensis)


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

About the Mantis Shrimp: Mantis shrimp live in sandy burrows on sand or muddy bottoms in subtidal water to more than 200 feet. They range from Santa Barbara to the Gulf of California. Size to 12" (300 mm).







Wolf Eel
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Wolf Eel
(Anarrhichthys ocellatus)


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 f16 @ 1/60th .

About: Actually a fish and not an eel, the wolf eel has canine teeth and can usually be very approachable. They live in crevices and are known to live in dens with other eels. Found shallow to 700 feet. Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates and fishes. Range from Alaska to southern California.







Fringe Head Blenny
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Fringe Head Blenny


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 f32 @ 1/60th .
About: Found in holes on rock-slate bottoms. Will maintain hold for nice photo opportunities.






Brown
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Brown Cup Coral
(Paracyathis stearnsi)


Photographed at San Nicolas 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: Highlights include nearly translucent tentacles with yellow-brown cup. In depths from 30 to 200 feet. To 4 centimeters in size and range from California to Baja.







Solander's Trivia
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Solander's Trivia
(Trivia solandri)


Photographed using two Ikelite substrobe M's with a Nikonos 2:1 extension tube setup at f22.

About Solander's Trivia: Found on rocky reefs under rocks from the intertidal zone to 50 feet. Range from Palos Verdes to Panama. Size to 3/4" (20mm).