National Geographic : 1938 Oct
c(0)National Geographic Society Painting byHashime Murayama WITH EYES OF OPALESCENT BLUE, GREENFISH SURVEY THE HAUNTS OF LURKING ROCK LOBSTERS In tide pools along the shores from Cape San Lucas to San Francisco, OPALEYES (Girella nigricans)areabundant. They areabranch oftherudder fish family and feed mostly on seaweeds covered with small marine animals. In crevices dwell SPINY LOBSTERS (Panulirus interruplus), eagerly sought by fishermen. So great have the annual catches of these crustacean delicacies become that California has enacted conservation laws toprotect them.