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Monterey conditions. (let's keep it going )

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by counterpoint, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. pakoR

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    2 dives on Sunday at Breakwater along the wall. 55° at 50', viz 10-15 feet. Had a group of about 10 sea lions swimming around us creating a sand storm. That was an amazing experience. Here are some photos of the sea creatures. Excuse the poor quality; just getting started with underwater photography. Does anyone know what the white noodle-looking things growing around the anemones are?

     
  2. wnissen

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    Sorry. On the miso soup scale, it was basically chunky chicken noodle?
     
  3. wnissen

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    The claim is that they are nudibranch eggs, laid so that the hatchlings have something to eat. Never seen those style, the ones I've seen are more like a white rose, or linguine. Neat pictures!
     
  4. Bigbella

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    I'd say that it was closer to my mom's winter minestre or minestrone . . .
     
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  5. MichaelMc

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    Pt. Lobos was nice yesterday. 20-30' vis out by hole in the wall at 60-70' deep. Middle reef had less vis but likely 15-20' in the mid to outer part. Both 54 degrees.
     
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  6. Bigbella

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    Two dives, this morning -- Carmel and Monterey. Soupy with surge on both sides of the peninsula; and there were a few waves, which even crashed over the Coast Guard Pier. My camera remained in the boat bag.

    Weird Southern swell -- apparently the remnants of a Mexican hurricane . . .
     
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  7. Akimbo

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    That is what I was told decades ago but not by marine biologists. Maybe @drbill can tell us.

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  8. Bigbella

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    My two cents would suggest that they are Aplysia -- sea hare -- egg masses, rather than nudibranch; though they are closely related, as fellow gastropods.

    We've had an invasion of them over the last couple of years; and I saw a few of them reenacting a pivotal scene from Caligula, just last week . . .
     

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