Ball Buster, Monterey Bay

This site with the naughty sounding name is at the end of the Monterey peninsula and is generally only accessible from a boat. The depth ranges from about 80 to 110 feet and is a low lying reef rising out of the barren sand. Its name comes from the local salmon fisherman who use large, lead balls on their trolling gear. It is far enough off-shore that they forget that there is a reef in that location. They would then "bust their balls" on the reef, hence the name.

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Barnacle Feeding in the Current
Lingcod and Metridiums
Berthella Nudibranch
Baby Star
Painted Greenling and Urchin
White Crab