Underwater Pictures

50   years of diving and I have a few photos to share! My older 35mm slides I salvaged and digitized as best I could. They are from the California Coast and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands (1969-2009). I used an underwater housing of my own design and my own fabrication. The originals were brilliant. My proudest moment was presenting an Underwater 3D Show at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego. My newest DIGITAL photos are displayed first.
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1969-2009
35mm Slides
My Digital UW Photos
The Nonpareil Beauty of The Starburst Anemone, Anthopleura sola
A Rare White Abalone, Haliotis sorenseni
A Rare Yellow Starburst Anemone, Anthopleura sola
Column and Tentacles of Anthopleura sola
Tubefeet of a Pisaster ochraceus Walking on a Batstar, Patiria miniata
The Blue Tufts on right side of photo are Dermal Papulae (Gills)
Chestnut Cowry, Cypraea spadicea ~ Displaying Spotted Mantle and Red Cephalic Tentacles
The Pink Anemone, Pisaster brevispinus
Delicate Tentacles of A Moon Jelly, Aurellia aurita
Starburst Anemone, Anthopleura sola
Giant Green Anemone, Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Tube Dwelling Anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Pacific Sea Nettle, Chrysaora fuscescens
Giant Kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus
Sand Dollars, Dendraster excentricus  ~  Speckled Sanddab, Citharichthys stigmaeus
The Ubiquitous Club-Footed Anemone, Corynactis californica
Spanish Shawl Nudibranchs, Flabellinopsis iodinea
Solitary Spanish Shawl Nudibranch, Flabellinopsis iodinea
Pacific Spotted Scorpianfish, Scorpaena mystes
Kelp Bass, Paralabrax clathratus
Purple Urchin, Stronglyocentrotus purpuratus                     Bat Stars, Patiria miniata
Common Sea Stars, Pisaster ochraceus
Closeup of Bat Star, Patiria miniata
Lighter Areas are Pedicellaria Clusters (Pincers)
Blue Areas are Dermal Papulae (Gills)
Gorgonian, Adelogorgia phyllosciera
Closeup of a Rock Teaming with New Sea Life
Adult Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Grass Rockfish, Sebastes rastrelliger
Shovelnose Guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus
Eye & Gill Opening of Shovelnose Guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus
California Spiny Lobster, Panulirus interruptus
Northern Kelp Crab, Pugettia producta
Lined Shore Crab, Pachygrapsus crassipes
Horn Shark, Heterodontus francisci
Ventral View (underside) of California Round Stingray, Urobatis halleri
Horn Shark Egg Casing (upper left) and Leopard Shark Egg Casing (aka Mermaid's Purse)
Giant Bladder Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
35mm Slides 1969-2009
Red Bodied Anemone, Urticina crassicornis (formerly Tealia)
Painted (aka Christmas) Anemone, Urticina grebelnyi
An Aeolid Nudibranch, Philidiana hiltoni
Brittle Stars, Phylum Echinodermata, Class Ophiuroidea
Painted Greenling, Oxylebius pictus
Center Orb of the Red Bodied Anemone, Urticina crassicornis
Black and Yellow Rockfish, Sebastes chrysomelas
Red Abalone, Haliotis rufescens - With Corynactis californica Anemone on Shell
Red Abalone, Haliotis rufescens - Showing Cephalic Tentacles and White Gills
A Shark Eggcase (aka Mermaid's Purse) Surrounded by Brittle Stars
Juvenile Garibaldi, Hypsipops ribicundis
Blackeye (aka Crested) Goby, Rhinogobiops nicholsii
Corynactis Anemone on Open Lip of the Rock Scallop, Crassadoma gigantea
Copper Rockfish, Sebastes caurinus
California Scorpion Fish, Scorpaena guttata
California Spiny Lobster, Panulirus interruptus
Rainbow Star, Astrometis sertulifera
Sarcastic Fringehead, Neoclinus blanchardi     View Sarcastic Fringehead Video
Fish-Eating Anemone, Urticina piscivora
Northern Kelp Crab (aka Shield-backed Crab), Pugettia producta
A Cluster of 8 Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)
Christmas Tree Worms, Spirobranchus giganteus
Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)
A Rockfish Rests Motionless Upside-Down in the Kelp Forest