Bay Goby (Lepidogobius lepidus)

Bay Goby
Lepidogobius lepidus

One of the more common fish
on the local reefs is the Bay Goby.

Fairly bland under normal lighting conditions,
most divers overlook these little guys in search
of something more colorful and exciting.

Firing off a couple of powerful strobes just inches from their face
reveals a rainbow of colors in their eyes.

About 2 - 4 inches long, these
gobies are found on muddy and sandy bottoms
from British Columbia to central Baja California.

Lens: 105mm
Film: Kodak E-100 VS
Location: La Jolla Shores, California
Depth: 60 feet/20 meters
©2001 Garry McCarthy