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Posted by Merry on October 09, 2012 at 10:15:31:

As Phil described in his report, surface water off Redondo last weekend was tantalizingly blue, with suspended particles of marine snow.

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Phil peeled off, hoping to find the wolf eel on Phil's Reef.

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One Metridium farcimen was open in the usual cluster.

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The crane off Haggarty's had blue surface water with poor vis at depth. Although the moray eel wasn't home, other fish were cooperative subjects.

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Margaret would have had fun with these guys.

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At the landing craft, 5 GSBs buzzed us repeatedly for nearly an hour. Vis was 10 feet max, so they'd appear and disappear quickly. At the very end of the dive, "Spot" decided to get a closer look.

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Some kind of injury or infection on the gill cover?

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Minutes later, a sandstorm materialized out of the west, suddenly reducing vis to nearly zero, and forcing us back to the anchor line.




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