It was Bumblebee day at the Blue Heron Bridge. Turned over a lot of urchins and found three that had families of tiny (approximately 1/4″ long) Bumblebee shrimp on them. The tiny orange scallop with the blue eyes was about the size of a pinky fingernail. ID. by Anne as a baby Rough Scallop (Lindapecten muscosus). The very beautiful yellow seahorse was hard to photograph with the surge in the shallows. Next is a small flounder. I can’t tell if it is missing some skin or just the skin pigment. A bristle worm is devouring a shrimp head discarded by a fisherman. In the very last jawfish photo you can see eyes developing in the eggs. Three days earlier the eggs were a solid yellowish orange color (see the post photo for the 3/23/12 dive). The second to the last photo must be Momma.
Great photos. Again thanks for sharing
Thank you Marge. Glad you are enjoying them.