Catalina Wildlife

Catalina Island is full of bizarre wildlife. We were focused on the non-human variety.

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This watch dog was suspicious (like us) of the Two Harbors weekend crowd.

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It was quieter underwater but the characters were equally weird.

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Garibaldi fish were everywhere, some had to be chased, some posed for pictures and some insisted on filling every frame.

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The little ones are covered in blue spots.

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The littler they are the bluer they come.

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The caves were full of lobsters. We were snorkeling in a no-take area for invertebrates.

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The sandy bottom behind the boat was a nursery ground for baby rays, skates and guitarfish.

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The kelpy areas were full of greenling.

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We looked for the famous Catalina buffalo with Zak and Kim but all we saw was a great view of Two Harbors.

33°27.60’N 118°31.10’W 4-Oct-09 12:30 PDT

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