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Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 17, 2011 at 17:18:39:

We heard a report of blue water and lots of jellies two miles south of Pt Vicente yesterday so we rushed out there first thing this morning. We found some salps near the surface, but the water was green. We went another mile out but it was still the color of pea soup. After backtracking to the salps I jumped in and began firing away. At twenty feet the soup became thicker. I dropped to sixty-five feet, but all I found was brown muck. Back up to twenty feet, I shot about a hundred shots and managed to get six in focus due to the bioclutter.

Leuckartiara spp.

Cyclosalpa affinis

Mitrocoma cellularia

We checked out a few sites nearshore and decided to look around in the silt storm at the Garden Spot, an offshore reef between Marineland and Abalone Cove. The vis was bad and there was a bottom current, but I was able to get one picture of a mating pair of Mexichromis porterae.

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