|Re: Re: Welcome Back|
Posted by jl on September 16, 2012 at 12:28:29:|
In Reply to: Re: Welcome Back posted by jlyle on September 16, 2012 at 12:00:35:
Margaret was hot to go to Catalina; she had heard the island water had been unusually clear. Since visibility in our local SoCal water had been really poor this past week, we agreed to meet at the boat, early Saturday morning, for a run to the island. Scott, Margaret, Theo, and I made the crossing in less than two hours and dropped anchor at a dive site called "Italian Gardens."
Angel shark (Squatina californica)
Great visibility and blue water
Black sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) Once endangered by overfishing, BSB are now protected. Italian Gardens is also a Marine Life Protected Area, so no fishing is allowed. This fish is about five feet long and two-hundred pounds!
BSB can change color in a flash – spots are often seen as well as the dark black display
Garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) is the California State Marine Fish. This bright orange damselfish makes for great color in wide angle kelp shots
A couple of snails (Norissia norrisi on the kelp
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