Babies in the Bay!

These year old fish are mostly black rockfish, but a senorita fish is trying to sneak in with them too.

It appears to be a good year for rockfish as the young of the year (called YOYs) are swimming around.  These fishes have survived the hardest part of their lives having been floating around as icthyo(fishy)-plankton and then recruiting to the kelp forest, however have much more to go.  Some species are seen in the kelp canopy, you can barley make them out in the second photo.

These are called KBGs (Kelp, Gopher, Black&Yellow rockfish complex)

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