Lucky shot of it using a huge jet of water from its siphon to shoot completely out of the water (and the dish)! It had been sulking in the dish after being captured by a group of students; see rock-coloration in second photo. The third photo shows it going back to sulking after its unsuccessful escape from the paparazzi.
Suffering from the starfish wasting virus. Trying to regenerate one arm but clearly losing the battle.
Appeared healthy. About 1" across.
Possibly Piaster giganteus? Only about 1" across.
Tiny 1/2" juvenile hiding in a hole. No obvious wasting disease.
Possibly signs of wasting disease on tips (last 1/4) of all arms?
Love this guy.
What are those 'tentacles' ?
I found another one! This time bigger, fewer edge chips, and with both halves! Also in sea pork (tunicate). Dpom's going to clean it up, so stay tuned for an update photo.
AKA Brown Bushy Hydroid or California Stick Hydroid as per Lamb & Hanby, p. 99. Alternating branches with visible polyps (that's what this Dendronotus frondosus is munching). Found on dock.
Very large one (>1") on submerged rope.
Particularly long cerrata! And the bald patch on its back which is apparently typical of our northerners...
Dead, or ill. We also found 6 live/normal ones. Do they get the piaster wasting virus?