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Unbelievable conditions off Palos Verdes today


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Posted by Max Bottomtime on February 11, 2018 at 15:34:51:

Merry and I just returned from a lengthy trip to Arizona. Reports from the past few days have been less than enthusiastic as far as visibility in the Santa Monica Bay goes. We needed a refresher course after a month out of the water so we decided to make a quick run to Golf Ball Reef. Blue water extended down to the sand with better than thirty feet visibility. Water was unseasonably warm at 61.

A sea lion buzzed us for a few minutes while Merry closely studied five octopus. I'm out of practice with my camera so my photos were not what I had hoped for. Still, it was good to see that our dive gear still worked.


Baptodoris mimetica



Berthella californica



Pseudopusula californiana



Rathbunella hypoplecta, Bluebanded Ronquil



Phimochirus californiensis, California Hermit Crab



Botryocladia pseudodichotoma, sea grapes



Unidentified nudibranch



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