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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 22, 2006 at 20:02:00:

Ross-O, or Rob Odorover according to the person on the other end of a radio conversation took Elaine, Merry and me to the long lost Marineland platform this morning. It's been over a year since it disappeared. Gary Fabian and Ray Arntz re-doscovered it this week. I thought it had been swept away by the storms last Winter until today. There is a new, very long net on it. I believe it was dragged 900 feet from its old location by a fishing boat. The wooden deck was gone but the nudibranchs were still there. It now sits upright in a little over 80 feet. I'll try to tie a line to it so any beach divers with a ton of patience and leg strength can visit.
For our second dive we hit Hawthorne Reef. There is a ton of life there. I found a MacFarland's chromodorid that was very cooperative, although several Rosy rockfish kept getting in the way. Vis was not great and it was a bit chilly at 60F but it was another wonderful day under the surface.

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