Hippocampus bargibanti (Bargibant's seahorse, pygmy seahorse) is a seahorse found in the central Indo-Pacific region. It is known to be found only on gorgonian coral. The body is covered with bulbous tubercles that matches the shape and color of the gorgonian polyps, and the body matches the gorgonian stems. It is difficult to find without the help of a guide because of its tiny size and its ability to blend in with the gorgonian it inhabits.
After a day of diving at San Clemente Island, we have several hours to unwind before we get back to the harbor. A lot of times the sea gulls follow us (they probably think we are on a fishing boat). Diving in the morning and enjoying the boat ride in the afternoon. It is a nice way to spend a nice sunny California day.