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Shaw's Cove june 22nd report & photos


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Posted by scottfiji on June 23, 2007 at 10:03:39:

Penny and I had a really nice dive at Shaw's cove yesterday. Very small waves, nice looking water. Vis was good shallower than 20ft, deeper than that it was very poor. nice and warm at the surface, 66 degrees. Below 20ft, brrrrr, 59 degrees. We stayed very shallow. 109 minute dive, a record for me.

Saw a moray, cockerelli's dorid, a few kelpfish, cabezon, and scorpionfish, a few spanish shawl's, several lobster, an octopus, and a few garibaldi nests.

Hung out with mike and Walter after our dive, they were suiting up. I guess some spawning started after they went into the water, how cool...

Enjoy the photos! all taken with the 105mm lens.

The world's smallest hermissenda? He is surrounded by polyps of a hedgehod hydroid...he's probably 1/4 of an inch long. I only saw him in the photo, he's too small to be seen underwater.

Polyps of a red gorgonian

X-mas tree worms

Spanish shawl lurking around

Spotted kelpfish

Another spotted kelpfish. Look for them around the eelgrass.

Scorpionfish

Fertilized garibaldi eggs

X-mas tree wrom

Close-up of a lobster

Shiner surfperch, these guys swim in schools over the eelgrass.



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