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Flat Purple Thing (San Diego)

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by JXT71, May 13, 2019.

  1. JXT71

    JXT71 Angel Fish

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    Anyone know what this is? Taken at La Jolla Shores back in March, about 60ft down. There was another one nearby that was a bit smaller. Never seen anything quite like it before in the area.

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  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Check out the thread Dive Dry with Dr. Bill, post #260
     
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  4. JXT71

    JXT71 Angel Fish

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  5. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Phil beat me to it. The only time I saw Maripelta off Catalina was on a pretty deep dive.
     
  7. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    Even along the mainland, they are usually found on deeper wrecks and reefs. For some reason, they are also found in 50-70 feet along Palos Verdes.
     
  8. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    Of course you should ignore the guitarfish for an alga! (Alga is singular, algae are plural.) Who wouldn't? Not that I don't feel sympathy for the photosynthetically and phenolically challenged, of course.
     

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