LONG BEACH (CBS SF) — When it comes to getting some much-need rain in the Southland, El Niño has been a letdown – at least so far.

However, the weather phenomenon may be responsible for pushing rare sea creatures into Southern California waters, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Diver Roger Hanson told CBS Los Angeles he couldn’t believe what he found twice Sunday just off the Long Beach coast: a rare Pacific seahorse calmly gliding above the ocean floor in just a few feet of water.

“I was shocked,” said Hanson.

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