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China rockfish, Sebastes nebulosus, Metridium senile, Metridium senile
Though usually quite bashful, China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus) may
occasionally be lured out into the open if one is careful to keep ones distance
and avoid any movement that could be construed as threatening. It took four
dives over two days to get this fish to come out from its crevice. This animal's
odd name derives from their popularity as a food fish among asians.

    "Arena Rock", North Coast, California
    June 4, 2006

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