This photo was taken on the mainland side of Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara California. Approximately 31 feet of water.

Gopher - I think...

Looks a lot like a Gopher Rockfish. The other choice would be a Black and Yellow Rockfish, but it looks a bit washed out for that.

Janna Nichols
Washington State
PADI Instructor
REEF Marine ID Instructor
Seen any cool critters lately?

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