Nubble Light

The Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Maine, is the most photographed lighthouse in North America.

Aerial view aerial

But it's even more beautiful underwater.

Nubble Light tidepools divers gearing up Charlotte on the surface


Cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus

cunner Charlotte and a cunner cunner closeup

Pollock, Pollachius virens

school of pollocks pollock

Winter flounder, Pleuronectes americanus

flounder head-on flounder

Longhorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus

sculpin longhorn sculpin

Shorthorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus scorpius

juvenile sculpin sculpin closeup

Sea raven, Hemitripterus americanus

face of red sea raven yellow sea raven red sea raven red sea raven closeup yellow sea raven

Lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus

Paul and a lumpfish male lumpfish

Atlantic torpedo, Torpedo nobiliana

Atlantic torpedo ray

Black sea bass, Centropristis striata

black sea bass

Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua


Rock gunnel, Pholis gunnellus

gunnel eel

Winter skate, Raja ocellatus

female skate

Snails and Nudibranchs

Northern moon snal, Lunatia heros

moon snail moon snail

Red-gilled nudibranch, Flabellina pellucida

red-gilled nudibranch spawning red-gilled nudibranches red-gilled nudibranches on pink-hearted hydroid

White Atlantic cadlina, Cadlina laevis

White Atlantic cadlina


white nudibranch

Bushy-backed nudibranch, Dendronotus frondosus

bushy-back nudibranch

White dorid, Onchidoris muricata

little white dorid

Doto cf fragilis

Doto fragilis


Sea peach, Halocynthia pyriformis

three sea peaches sea peach

Cnidarians and Anemones

Northern red anemone, Urticina felina

Northern red anemone

Dead man's fingers soft coral, Alcyonium siderium

soft coral

Frilled anemone, Metridium senile

frilled anemone two frilled anemones frilled anemone, closed

Northern cerianthid, Cerianthus borealis

two cnidarians


Northern lobster, Homarus americanus

lobster pot lobster lobster closeup

Rock crab, Cancer irroratus

face of rock crab

Acadian hermit crab, Pagurus acadianus

hermit crab

Jonah crab, Cancer borealis

mating rock crabs

Toad crab, Hyas araneus

decorator crab

Skeleton shrimp, Caprella sp.

skeleton shrimp


Scarlet psolus, Psolus fabricii

Scarlet psolus

Green sea urchin, Stronglyocentrotus draebachiensis

green sea urchins

Northern sea star, Asterias vulgaris

two sea stars sea stars eating sea urchin sea stars

Blood sea star, Henricia sanguinolenta

blood star on crumb-of-bread sponge blood star

Sponges and Algae

Finger sponge, Haliclona oculata

finger sponges

Southern kelp, Laminaria agardhii

ribbon kelp

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