Catalina report and photos on the Magician, june 20th

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Posted by scottfiji on June 22, 2007 at 07:11:18:

Had 3 nice dives off the magician boat Wednesday with Kevin..saw Debbie K and Mark "scooter" A. on the boat also, which made for a nice time.

Vis was not great, but not bad either. water was warmer in the shallows. no strong currents. Staff of the magician was great as usual.

dive #1: bird rock, 100ft, 57deg, 1:06, 30ft vis

Saw a couple nudies deeper on the kelp, some shawls, T. fungina and island kelpfish shallower

dive #2: isthmus reef, 97ft, 59deg, 0:52, 30ft vis

Saw a bat ray and angel shark, a baitball and some schooling blacksmith. brought 2 cameras on this dive, lost one of them (the fuji) but luckily the boat staff saw it floating by the boat and had someone fetch it for me! I was so relieved to see it back on the boat. debbie found a nice Polycera tricolor on this dive.

dive #3: eagle reef, 74ft, 60deg, 0:54, 30ft vis

Didn't see a lot this dive, just some schooling blacksmith, a garibaldi, and a flatworm.

Enjoy the photos! - Scott

Blue-banded goby

Details of a starfish, maybe a fragile star, Linckia columbiae

Kelp rockfish, saying hi. Can you count his teeth?

A tiny baby Flabellina trilineata

Janolus barbarensis nudie, crawling on some kelp

Phoronids, which have their own phylum

Blue-banded goby, with a nice sparkle in his fins

Spanish shawl

Two kelp perch, such pretty fish

School of Jack mackeral, with a baitball behind them in the background

Angel shark, after I gave him a little dusting off

Angle shark, he decided to take off

DebbieFish swimming around

Kevin Lee, checking out his bearings

Garibaldi, coming to greet me

Gaggle of Blacksmith

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