Octopus Eggs of the Redondo Beach Artificial Reef

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 20, 2011 at 16:12:09:

Despite dire predictions from the swell models we decided to give diving a shot today. The sea was calm and the red tide had dissipated enough to dive the barge off Redondo Beach.
I've been wanting to shoot video of the developing eggs. After anchoring at the site I lowered the video camera into the water. I could barely see it in the chocolate milk just a foot below the surface. Merry said the water was fine at the bow. We dropped into the brown water, but at twenty-three feet it cleared up nicely. From less than fourty feet I could see our anchor in eighty feet of sand.
I made my way to the octopus nests while Merry scoured the barge for critters. A sea lion greeted her with a face full of bubbles.
Visibility was a great twenty-five feet with 54F water. Back at the surface we had blue water on one side of the boat, with dirty green water on the other.

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