Poor vis. Blazing heat. Nothing unusual found. Glad we went diving.

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 16, 2020 at 15:01:17:

We don't have air conditioning at home. It doesn't get hot enough for AC in West Torrance many days during the year. Today was one of those days when we did not want to stay home. I used a hose clamp to squeeze our rigging in place so I could shift the starboard motor while we wait for the mechanic. I had no trouble shifting today, but the motor quit twice. I had to loosen the hose clamp because it was crimping the fuel line. If it's not one thing, it's another.

We finally made it to Golf Ball Reef where we enjoyed great visibility just two days ago. We had dark, dirty water today with barely eight feet visibility. We didn't explore far from the anchor so nothing out of the ordinary was seen.

Artedius corallinus, Coralline sculpin

Jorunna pardus, Leopard Dorid

Berthella californica

Balanus nubilus, Giant acorn barnacle

Spirobranchus spinosus, Christmas Tree Worm

Acanthodoris lutea

Acanthodoris hudsoni

Cadlina limbaughorum

Pyura mirabilis, Aladdin's Lamp Tunicate

Doriopsilla albopunctata

Possibly a Doriopsilla albopunctata being tailed by a Doriopsilla gemela

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