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Posted by scottfiji on July 25, 2007 at 22:18:24:


Penny and I finally dove Marineland, now that's reopened. After a very long walk from the new parking lot (carrying a tank, heavy weight belt, and a 17-lb camera, what a workout!), and a long swim from the cove, we dropped down to beautiful conditions sort-of near the point.

85 minutes, 64 degrees, 10-30ft vis. lots and lots of fish were out, including a school of baraccuda. And we saw 4 bat rays in the sand while snorkeling out to the point from the cove.

enjoy the photos, Scott

Hermissenda crassicornis

Cadlina limbaughorum

Black-eyed goby

Schooling jack mackeral

Tiny starfish on a red sponge. These starfish are about 1/4 inch long. You can find them on most red sponges if you look closely.

zooanthid anemones

juvie sheephead, initial stage

juvie sheephead, intermediate stage

juvie sheephead, final stage before becoming a mature female

Rock wrasse

Barred sand bass

Tube anemone




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