Good conditions at Marineland today

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on February 25, 2012 at 19:29:44:

Despite the large swells we've had lately, the conditions at Marineland were very nice today. There was some current at Pt. Vicente, where we planned to dive so we headed for the Marineland Platform. Visibility was better than fifteen feet. Schools of fish hovered over the platform as we descended, and the platform itself has settled into the bottom, no longer sitting at an uphill angle. Bryozoans and corynactis anemones have made a big comeback since the platform was dragged by a squid net for the last time. It rests in the Abalone Cove State Marine Conservation Area, so hopefully there will be no more commercial boats fishing on it.
Nudibranchs are still a bit scarce. There were a few species scattered about the platform. I concentrated on the anemones and windmill worms today.

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