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Posted by Max Bottomtime on November 13, 2010 at 17:20:34:

We finally got to dive with Frank Lukowski and Charlie Bartleson today after first reading their dive reports two years ago. It was well worth the wait. We dropped into dirty water at White Point Rock and it did not clear much until we made it to the sand. Next to the anchor was a sand rose anemone, Urticina columbiana. Merry took several shots of it. I was having issues with my camera today. I learned when I got home that I forgot to turn on the internal flash. D-oh!


Due to the poor visibility, I remained in the same area throughout the dive. Fortunately, the small reef is so loaded with life that even with flash problems I still managed to get a few decent shots. Merry got this Cadlina limbaughorum in a bed of anemones.


My humble efforts;

Acanthodoris hudsoni on a file clam

Diaulula sandiegensis

Peltodoris nobilis

Triopha catalinae

Flabellina trilineata

One of the subjecta I was unable to capture very well was a three and one half foot lingcod. I found it in one of the small caves in the first five minutes of the dive. I finally got Merry, Frank and Charlie together to come and look. The lingcod dwarfs a lobster in the same hole.

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