At the mouth of the Elkhart Slough in Moss Landing, California a sea otter floats on his back cleaning himself. With 250,000 million hairs per square inch, they spend a lot more time grooming especially since their fur is the only thing keeping them warm in the cold Pacific waters.

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Sonoma County Sheriff’s Volunteer Dive Team practicing search and recovery at Spring Lake. Not a whole lot to see underwater here, green water, mud and silt. Still a good practice and confidence builder!

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Giant Trevally aka Jack, the reef marauders. These fish can be up to 200lbs in size and basically are the bully’s of the reef. As soon as I saw them heading my way I settled down and held still as they literally came up to my face mask to let me know whose hood I was in. JackJack02Jack03Jack06