Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

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Mantle, with eyes, of a giant California rock scallop. The scallop is surrounded by tiny white and orange sea cucumbers with their feeding arms extended.

Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; Santa Barbara County, CA.

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From California Underwater