Monterey Bay Channel

  1. This is a collection of still images made recently in Monterey and Camel, California. Included are images of Point Pinos, a self portrate, a harbor seal chewing my fin, fish, sun stars, anemonies, a key hole limpet racing a sea cucumber, spotted prawn, snub nose sculpin, nudibranch, hermisinda, rock fish, kelp greenling, painted greenling, wolf eel, cabozone, KISS rebreather, my buddy Rob Harlon in the kelp, my dog Hannah at Point Pinos, sea birds, stellar sea lion, the San Carlos Beach, and more

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  2. These California Sea lions were filmed in the winter of 2005. Sy Harris and I dropped the anchor of my dive boat, 'Apnea' in about 35' of water, just at the end of the Coast Guard Pier. Even while we were preparing to enter the water, a group of nearly 30 young sea lions circled the boat in anticipation. This was a lot of fun!

    music by: Red Snapper
    song: The Last One

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  3. SEX!! yes, it's true, they are in search a of a mate. For seven long lonely years this male has been maturing, waiting for his chance to 'propagate the species'. As the summer days get long he makes his move. October is his chance. However, the road ahead is full of birds, coyotes, and cars. If he is lucky enough to survive the journey, he will have to deal with the female tarantula.

    Female tarantulas, occasionally chomp on their suitors. To increase the odds of survival, male tarantulas have small barbs on their front legs that hold their mate's jaw open so she can't eat on them up. The big, brown spiders tend to take the path of least resistance as they search for a mate, preferring to wander along trails and even roads. That makes them relatively easy to find.

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  4. December is humpback season in Monterey California, and this day was no disappointment. 'Chubasco' left the dock a little after 6:00am. By the time we arrived back at the dock it was 2:00pm. Our memory cards were full, our batteries empty, and bodies ready for sleep. It was a day I'll not forget.

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  5. Each year between the months of April and June, female harbor seals begin to give birth on the beaches of Pacific Grove. On this April morning while walking to the city marina, I stopped to watch the youngest addition to the beach work his way out of the surf and nurse from his tired mother. The white fences you see are put up seasonally to help protect the animals from too much human attention.

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Monterey Bay Channel

Jason Huskey

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Supporting one of the world's most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates…


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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Supporting one of the world's most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment.

In bringing you these videos and still images, I hope to share with you my appreciation of this wonderful part of the world and it's amazing inhabitants.

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