Posted by Chris on November 08, 2004 at 00:21:07:
In Reply to: Trip Report and Photos: Wrecks and Reefs on the Sundiver posted by Elaine on November 08, 2004 at 00:10:34:
That is a Black Sea Bass. It does not even resemble a white sea bass.
BSB are usually solitary or in pairs.
WSB are usually in schools.
WSB are skinnier. WSB look somewaht like big eleongated crobina since they are both croakers
BSB are a large grouper, the only thing close in our waters is a broomtail grouper. I have only seen broomtail grouper in books, I have never seen one in person.
I have seen WSB, but only when I was without both speargun and camera. Both times I saw them I was hanging in the kelp doing a safety stop.
I have seen many BSB, they do not seem to be afraid of divers and are no longer uncommon.
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