|Coronado Islands with the Sea Divers|
Posted by Chris on March 26, 2007 at 13:55:39:|
This last Saturday, March 24, 2007, the Sea Divers went to the Coronado Islands aboard the Ocean Odyssey. This was my first trip to the Coronados and I was pleased to see two varieties of sea star that I had not seen before.
The first was about 32 cm across. It was in the sand at a depth of about 55 ft. I looked through my ID books and found it. It is a Channeled Star (Tethyaster canaliculatus). The northern end of it's range is listed as the Coronado Islands.
The second Dark Spined Star was on a rock at about 45 ft. It was about 23 cm across. I can not find any reference to this particular star in any of my books. I contacted Gordon Hendler at he said it was unknown to him but to call it Pisaster sp.
The service on the Ocean Odyssey was great. The visibility at the Coranado Islands was30 to 50 feet, and the water was 59 °F.
Coronado Islands, Mexico
March 24, 2007
with the Sea Divers
aboard the Ocean Odyssey
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©2007 Chris Grossman, diver.net
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