diver.net

Palos Verdes Lobster Fest


Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Max Bottomtime on November 02, 2017 at 22:18:54:

It's been more than a dozen years since I've seen a really big lobster. I saw four on the same reef today. The largest one had a carapace that appeared to be as wide as a football. It would have taken two hands to lift it. I estimate it was close to ten pounds. I caught an eight pounder once and this one was much larger. Three others were at least five pounds each.

Other than the massive bugs there wasn't much to see in spite of the good visibility. During my safety stop I could see my anchor forty feet below me. The ocean was glassy with very little wind after the Sun came out.

As we neared King Harbor I saw a feeding frenzy just offshore. A couple of large sea lions were creating baitballs of anchovies at the surface. The sea lions, larger fish, gulls and a hundred pelicans feasted.

 photo Garden Spot_ART0945_zpsedoskjbo.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0894_zpstdvhim72.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0896_zpssnsrli2p.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0947_zpsfhegdhag.jpg

 photo Lobster Reef_ART0968_zpsmtz3gfz0.jpg

 photo Lobster Reef_ART0957_zpstrab0xdr.jpg

 photo Lobster Reef_ART0965_zpsksppvd79.jpg

 photo Lobster Reef_ART0970_zpslmxdpawz.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0948_zpsybi3qatz.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0937_zpsnqsu2nrf.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0918_zpsgxnq8hyb.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0911_zpsld0jqdu4.jpg

 photo Garden Spot_ART0908_zpsrfnfy27l.jpg

 photo _DSC0707_zpswlfabxn4.jpg



Follow Ups:


Name:
E-Mail:
Subject:
Message:
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
capcha
Text Key:

      


diver.net