Trip report/photos - PV Macro expedition Oct 27th

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Posted by scottfiji on October 30, 2007 at 10:50:42:

A group of us went on a macro photography expedition saturday on the Sea Bass. We visited the Avalon wreck, Hawthorne reef, and Buchanon's reef. conditions were nice except for a ripping current at Buchanon's. actually, ripping was an understandment.

I was able to photograph 14 nudibranch species, and Alan's Cuthona brings the group total to 15. ronquils, vermillion & rosie rockfish, lingcod, baby treefish, simnias, a colorful flatworm and many coonstripes made for prolific macro subjects. The avalon was full of spaldingi's out feeding.

Captain Richard worked hard to make sure we had a good trip.

dive stats:

avalon - 78ft, 60 degrees, 61min, 20ft vis
hawthorne - 77ft, 51 degrees (brrr), 62min, 20ft vis
buchanon's - 51ft, 62 degrees, 47min, 12-14ft vis
buddy: kevin lee

Doriopsilla spaldingi, with little worm tentacles to its left

Spanish shawl munching on a hydroid

Red gorgonian, swell shark egg

Acanthodoris lutea nudibranch

corynactis anemones

simnia snail on a red gorgonian

coonstripe shrimp

Flabellina trilineanata

Island kelpfish

Macfarland's chromodorid

Brittle star tentacles coming out of the sand

more photos in the gallery:


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