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Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi) and Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) in the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp Forest) - Olympus E-520 - Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 | by divewizard
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Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi) and Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) in the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp Forest) - Olympus E-520 - Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi) Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) in the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp Forest)

Window Pane

San Clemente Island, Los Angeles County, California

 

Window Pane is a pinnacle about 200 yards offshore of the leeward side of San Clemente Island.   The top is about 35 feet (11m) deep.   The base of the pinnacle varies from about 140 feet (43m) near the island to over 200 feet (61m) on the outside.   It is one of the best dive sites on the leeward side of the island.   The second type of seaweed at the bottom of the picture is Sargassum filicinum, an invasive species from Asia.

 

Click here to see all photos from this dive trip to San Clemente Island and Santa Catalina Island

 

depth: 40 feet (12 meters)

water temperature: 63F (17ºC)

 

camera: Olympus E-520 DLSR

lens: Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

housing: Olympus PT-E05

port: Athena OPD-SZ14-42 dome

strobes: dual INON Z-240s

software: ACDSee Pro 6 (64 bit)

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Taken on July 6, 2013