Originally Posted by Simon B
Is that an Oakland blenny?
The orange eel is a juvenile Wolf Eel; the one with the hairdo is a Yellowfin Fringehead. The Yellowfin's are pretty tiny: the one in the pic is about the size of my pinkie (and I don't have huge hands.) They spend most of their time in a hole with just the head poking out a bit; apparently they come out at night to hunt, but I have never seen them out and about.
As an aside, we ran into a rather unusual visitor (for our waters) last weekend. I hadn't buttoned up the housing yet, so all shots were topside ones, and not very good. Still enough to raise a pretty good controversy on my diving maillist, as these guys aren't supposed to come around Central California.