Dive report; Wolf eel in L.A.

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 13, 2003 at 20:24:31:

I went out to the wreck of the Moody this morning expecting a boring dive. I've been on this wreck a few times before and found it to be uninteresting compared to some of the other wrecks in the area. We anchored in the middle of the bow section and so the first three minutes of the dive consisted of moving the anchor out to the sand. As we made our way around the wreck, I thought to myself,"been there, seen that..." but to my surprise we found a Wolf Eel looking at us from the underside of the wreck. It's been over ten years since I've seen one so this really made it an enjoyable dive.
As we ascended, we came upon a very large Purple-striped Jelly at fifty feet. Several encounters followed with other jellies and salps. When we reached the thermocline at 35 feet I had another pleasant surprise. The temperature at the bottom was 52F, but the top twenty feet was a warm 71F. I haven't enjoyed a DECO stop this much in years. Just another ordinary SoCal Sunday dive.

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