In November, I shot a photo of an eel at Casino Point, Catalina Island, that I could not identify. After sending the pics to various scientists including Scripps and the California Academy of Scientists, the eel was positively identified as an Argus moray, muraena argus. This eel had never before been photographed in U.S. waters, and was deemed a significant extension of the known range of the Argus moray.
My photo titled "Ray of Rays" wins the PADI Sport Diver/Sea & Sea "Essence of the Sea" photo contest.
Macrocystis Kelp photo wins Wetpixel.com "Picture of the Week" contest.
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