Re: Squid in Redondo Canyon

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on November 25, 2000 at 12:49:47:

In Reply to: Squid in Redondo Canyon posted by chris on November 25, 2000 at 00:37:22:

I dove Redondo Canyon last night (Fri., 11/24) around 8PM. Conditions were rather benign - 1-2' shorebreak, water was 58, no thermocline down in the canyon.

We saw plenty of squid eggs and some squid as well. Also saw more mole crabs than I've seen there in the past, mainly in the sand before you hit the canyon slope. Couple of lobster walking around, a number of juvy thornbacks, bunch of Pacific sandabs, a few cusk eels, and TONS of juvenile plainfin midshipmen.

We also had some dolphins echo-locate us as we could plainly hear the squeeks and whistles and SOMETHING swooped right because we could feel the turbulence, but we didn't see what it was.

To find the eggs, use the stairs as your landmark. Head straight out (pretty much due west), but veering just a bit to the right, towards the pier. When you hit the canyon wall (35-40' deep), go down to the 70-80' range and turn left (parellel to shore). You should start coming acorss many clusters of eggs.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI INstr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, Ca.

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