|Dive Report: Engine Block & Wreck of the F.S. Loop|
Posted by Chris on August 18, 2008 at 17:28:46:|
Last Sunday August 17, 2008 Ross Overstreet invited me to join Scott Gietler and himself for a day of local diving aboard his boat the Orion III.
Ross Overstreet and the helm of the Orion III
When we went down the line to the Engine Block it was a cool 53 °F with about 25 foot visibility was about 25 feet. It was my first time here and I swam around checking the area out and keeping an eye out for the Wolf Eels. The bottom is mostly very fine sand with many White Sea Pens (Stylatula elongate). There were many California Scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) on and around the wreck, as well as many Blacksmith (Chromis punctipinnis) and small rockfish. Ross and Scott found the smaller eel looking up from a hole in the top of the engine block. Scott came and got me and that is when I took the photos. Once we were back to the boat Ross said he saw the larger eel way back underneath, but it was not where it could be photographed.
Anarrhichthys ocellatus (Wolf Eel)
I had a great time diving with Ross and Scott, and I thank Ross again for having me along.
You can see all of my pictures from the trip by clicking on the link below.
©2008 Chris Grossman, diver.net
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