Dirty Day In The Bay

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on December 18, 2017 at 19:38:51:

Merry and I headed to the pipes off El Segundo today in search of tiny nudibranchs on sponges, and maybe a juvenile Great White sighting. Not much luck on either front. Visibility was five feet. Coupled with heavy surge and photographing something the size of the head of a pin was next ti impossible. We made an hour plus dive and I came away with one photo of a Metridium senile. The only highlight was finding an abandoned hoop net full of lobsters. I freed the crunchy critters and disabled the trap.

Rather that suffer any longer we drove south to Golf Ball Reef where we had eighteen feet visibility. I found five octopus dens and the knife Merry lost last month.

We may try for the southside of Palos Verdes tomorrow. I need some photo opportunities.

Metridium senile

Acanthodoris lutea

Pandalus gurneyi, California Longbeak

Chlamydoconcha orcutti, Orcutt naked clam

Phimochirus californiensis, California Hermit Crab

Berthella californica

Peltodoris nobilis

Octopus bimaculoides, California Two-spot Octopus

Orthonopias triacis, Snubnose Sculpin

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