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Posted by Max Bottomtime on March 31, 2018 at 18:13:04:

The ocean has flattened out this week but thick fog has kept us landlocked for the past three days. This morning was the thickest fog of the week. By 10:00 it had cleared enough to see a half mile so Merry and I jumped at the opportunity and ran out to the barge off Redondo Beach.

We arrived to find the wind coming up early and the water was the color of pea soup mixed with chlorophyll and plankton. We didn't care. We dropped through the dark green slime until it finally began to clear around sixty feet. At the bottom we found a surprising and well appreciated twenty feet of visibility.

Much of the marine life has disappeared from the barge. We spent nearly an hour looking under every piece of rust and garden brick and came away with a few photos. Merry found a small piece of rust that had a few different species of nudibranchs including a tiny white dot that became a Trinchesia albocrusta with a lot of magnification. The water has warmed since our last dive to 55 with no surge.

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