|Global Warming hits Palos Verdes|
Posted by Max Bottomtime on June 16, 2013 at 15:34:40:|
We made a dive on the crane off Haggerty's this morning and enjoyed a thermal delight. After finding water from 48° to 51° lately, we bathed in sub-tropical 53° under the dirty surface water. It felt like bath water.
Only one of the resident moral eels was home, but the garibaldi nests are ready to have a population explosion. Thousands of tiny eyes looked up at me as I made baby sounds.
There aren't as many nudibranchs to be found along the west side of P.V. as there are on the south, but I did find one of my favorites, the Hopkin's Rose, Okenia rosacea
It felt almost like winter here with the kelp growing near the crane. At times it is so thick that you can't get close enough to anchor. There were only a handful of plants nearby today, but they were lush and full of bryozoan and nudibranch eggs.
Visibility was a cloudy six feet at the beginning of the dive, but the current subsided and doubled the vis by the end of the dive.
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