Memorial Day on the Avalon

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Posted by Jim Lyle on May 29, 2007 at 14:46:10:

Memorial Day on the Wreck of the Avalon with Scott, Margaret, Roger and John. It was overcast and

the water was brown off of Palos Verdes. We anchored on the stern of the wreck and dropped in the

murky water hoping for better visibility at depth. Below about 30 feet, the water cleared up and

vis was 20+ feet. The combination of red tide and no sun, made for very dark conditions - almost

like a twilight/night dive. We found the usual critters, lots of rubberlip seapearch schooling

around the wreck and misc. small stuff to point our cameras at. Water was 55 degrees.

Cuthona divae

Painted greenling (Oxylebius pictus)

A very patient ling cod (Ophiodon elongatus) "Grandma, what big teeth you have!"

Lots of parasitic copepods! Talk about bad complexions.

Close up of the copepods; the two white-fingers are egg sacks.

Rubberlip seaperch (Rhacochilus toxotes)

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