|Re: Re: "No dive boats allow dives of over an hour"|
Posted by Dr. Bill Bushing on February 05, 2006 at 19:55:03:|
In Reply to: Re: "No dive boats allow dives of over an hour" posted by Max Bottomtime on February 05, 2006 at 08:01:19:
Now, Phil... talking like that about catalina will get you nowhere with me! Of course it may further intrigue me to head over your way and see the apparent wealth of marine life and biodiversity you speak of.
Keep in mind that the San Pedro Channel is a dispersal barrier for many marine invertebrates and even nearshore reef fish species. That does tend to reduce diversity out here. Of course the party boats with up to 100 anglers each also decimate many of our local reefs. Due to the steep offshore topography, our fish (as well as kelp, inverts, etc.) tend to be in a more restricted horizontal zone from shoreline.
Hen Rock has pretty well been picked clean of most bugs based on what I've been seeing there.
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