Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph Dougherty. All rights reserved. Panulirus interruptus (J. W. Randall, 1840) California Spiny Lobster Swimmerettes on a female's abdomen, guarding a large egg mass, made up of thousands of small bright orange eggs attached to the underside of the tail. Catalina Island, CA.

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From Catalina Island -- Peace Dive Boat -- June 2013