Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph W. Dougherty. All rights reserved. Video clip length is 0:24. California sea lions, Zalophus californianus, playing in the water. I spent a good portion of this dive wondering when the Great White Shark that surely must know about this colony was going to show up for its next meal... The Sealion Spot; Anacapa Island, Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary; Santa Barbara Co., CA.

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From Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary