Dive report; Marineland

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 04, 2005 at 19:03:45:

Date:September 4th
Dive Location:Marineland
Time: 11:40
Bottom Time: 1:17
Max Depth: 49'
Vis: 20-25
Wave height:0-1
Temp at depth: 56F
Gas mix: Air (21%)
Comments:After a five week absence from Marineland it was good to see my old friends, especially the nudibranchs. Missy told me before the dive that she wanted to find some Hopkin's Rose nudis. She found more than I have ever seen on a single dive, six!

We also found octopus everywhere. We stopped counting after ten and stopped looking for them after a dozen.

Although the nudis were not at the numbers they were earlier this Summer, we still managed to find then on almost every rock, including dendrodoris fulva

navanax inermis

triopha catalinae

hermissenda crassicornis

acanthodoris lutea

acanthodoris hudsoni

baptodoris mimetica

We also found several others including laila cockerelli, cadlina luteomarginata, thordisa rubescens, doriopsilla albopunctata, armina californica, flabellina iodinea and facelina stearnsi, but they were too fast for me. :D

We didn't move around much, as there is so much to see on every rock, and so we got pretty cold. All in all, a very fun dive.

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