|Trip Report and Photos: Sea Divers at Farnsworth Bank, August 12, 2006|
Posted by Elaine on August 27, 2006 at 20:57:48:|
Trip Report and Photos
Farnsworth Bank, August 12, 2006
The Sea Divers on the Pacific Star
Story and Photos © Elaine Jobin, may not be reproduced in part or whole without advanced written permission.
The trip started with an early departure am departure for Farnsworth Bank. The cloud cover in the morning made some interesting sunbeam patterns in the sky and on the water.
When we arrived, a small private boat was fishing the "high spot". We anchored a short distance away and made a swim for our desired destination. The vis was good and the water temperature at the surface was in the low 70's.
After a long surface interval, we went back in for a second Farnsworth dive This time I took my Macro cam to focus on the purple hydrocoral. One of the interesting things that I noticed for the first time were the Pedicularia californica snails that favor living on the Hydrocoral.
On the trip back to the boat, I noticed many of the small Jellyfish that give such an interesting light show.
After one of these two dives, we noticed that someone had forgotten something that was kind of important. Hummmmm, what is wrong with this picture?
Our last two dives were Island based and I found some of the usual Catalina Critters.
I also noticed that the Garibaldi nesting activities seemed to be quieting down. I took some photos in a seemingly unattended nest that I found to see if I could spot any remaining eggs when I scanned the photos. I was surprised to see lots of Garibaldi eyes looking back at me when I enlarged the photos.
We returned to the dock, tired from a full day. One of the terrific things about the Pacific Star is all of the help that you get from the crew with dive gear schlepping. With the extra time to unwind in the parking lot I noticed some of the modifications that people have made to their dive mobiles.
Once again, it had been another memorable Sea Diver trip. Until Next Time......
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