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Canary rockfish, Sebastes pinniger

Canary rockfish, Sebastes pinniger, Blue rockfish, Sebastes mystinus
A canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) rises from the depths into a school
of its blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) cousins. The first time I dove
the pinnacle I was impressed by the density of encrusting life. It's likely the
result of the stiff currents here. On the dive on which this shot was taken, the
current went from light to outrageously strong and back in about an hour.

    "Orca Pinnacle", Big Sur, California
    August 27, 2006

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