Giant Pacific Octopus asleep in its cave.
Spiny Pink Scallop. The lines of dots are light sensitive "eyes". The top shell hosts a sponge colony.
Three Spined Shrimp
Note the three (actually four) spines off the ridge between the eyes. The ridge is called a rostrum. This, coloration and eyes make it a Three Spined Shrimp.
Threespine Shrimp on an Orange Sea Pen
Coon Striped Shrimp
Nanaimo Horned Dorid, Blood Star, Corella Inflata (the clear blob that is a tunicate)
Yellow Margin Dorid
Monterey Sea Lemon
Orange Sea Pen, about 1 foot tall
Dall's Dentrontid, a nudibranch. "Nudi" = external, "Branch" for lungs. Some of the external branches are lungs on nudibranchs. (side note: if you want to know what "nudi" means in latin, don't try using google).
Mature Scaleyhead Sculpin with a Purple Sea Urchin
Lion's Mane Jelly, about 1.5 feet diameter. The largest on record was 7.5 ft diameter. More info at Wikipedia
Lion's Mane Jelly swimming upside down through a school of Pacific Sandlance.
Coho Salmon towing some fishing gear, including a large flasher not in this pic. I caught the salmon and cut off the gear.
A Lewis' Moon Snail. Named after Capt Merriwether Lewis who documented them on his trip out west. They are about one foot long.
Four Coon Striped Shrimp hold down a fallen jelly while the fifth shrimp eats tentacles (I assume). Either that or it is shrimp going on a joy ride.
Coon Striped Shrimp going to battle with a Widehand Hermit. Five shrimp in this picture, eight total including two behind the crab. I could not tell who was the aggressor or what the issue was. Bottom line - don't mess with shrimp at Keystone Ferry.
Buffalo Sculpin with a rosy complexion. I imagine this guy telling a story. It would be a great nitrogen narcosis story I'm sure.
Ling Cod with an attitude. "Just a little closer camera boy!"
Purple Ringed Top Snail (Calliostoma annulatum)
Disc-Top Tunicate in a field of Orange Social Ascidians. All of these are tunicates, a filter-feeding animal that is actually born with a form of spinal cord that it later absorbs when it settles down.
Shiny Orange Sea Squirt tunicate
Longfin Sculpin. They were everywhere, all weekend.
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