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Thread: Weekend report, Redondo/Palos Verdes

 


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    Weekend report, Redondo/Palos Verdes

    After a much needed day of sleeping in yesterday we fully expected to stay dry this weekend. On Friday, the swell models called for five footers at the Redondo Beach buoy. It was as flat as it has been all year today.


    Merry borrowed my macro port to try out Margaret Webb's 105mm lens. Our plan was to look for hatching octopus at the Redondo barge. Each of us had camera issues, so no pictures were taken during the first dive. It didn't matter. We couldn't find a single nest anywhere. Kevin Lee and I swam over to Phil's Reef, where there were not only no nests, but the wolf eel and metridiums were gone as well.


    We swam back to the barge, where I spotted two Mola Molas being cleaned. I watched them for a couple of minutes before ascending. Back on the boat, we resolved our camera issues and headed south in search of cleaner water.


    Despite Merry's deep hatred for diving the Avalon wreck, we decided to give it a look. Conditions here were as good as I've seen in a long time. Green water, twelve to eighteen feet visibility with some sand particles suspended in the water. It took a lot of effort, but I actually got a few decent shots.

































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    I completely wrote off diving this weekend after looking at the forecast. I took a hike at Ladera Linda today right before sunset and ML was insanely flat. WTF!

    Love the wide angle of the schooling perch. Insane color variety. Dig the kelp bass capture as well. Very cool Red Beard sponge find.
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    What on earth is the black-eyed gobie sitting next to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSandM View Post
    What on earth is the black-eyed gobie sitting next to?
    Red Beard Sponge, Clathria prolifera

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    I completely wrote off diving this weekend after looking at the forecast. I took a hike at Ladera Linda today right before sunset and ML was insanely flat. WTF!

    Love the wide angle of the schooling perch. Insane color variety. Dig the kelp bass capture as well. Very cool fire sponge find.
    Jon Davies was setting thermographs for the Catalina Marine Society at Pt. Vicente and the Avalon wreck. He reported 25 feet with some current at Pt. Vicente. He said the south side was much nicer than the Avalon. Duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankPro1 View Post
    I completely wrote off diving this weekend after looking at the forecast. I took a hike at Ladera Linda today right before sunset and ML was insanely flat. WTF!

    Love the wide angle of the schooling perch. Insane color variety. Dig the kelp bass capture as well. Very cool fire sponge find.
    Jon Davies was setting thermographs for the Catalina Marine Society at Pt. Vicente and the Avalon wreck. He reported 25 feet with some current at Pt. Vicente. He said the south side was much nicer than the Avalon. Duh! Reverend Al posted this earlier;

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    Re: Weekend report, Redondo/Palos Verdes

    Awesome photos as always! Thanks for your posts! Makes me want to run out and buy a boat!

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    That camera rig looks like a big ass ray gun!!!

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    Thanks for the information. That is one beautiful organism!
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