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Squid at Breakwater Sunday

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by Jak Crow, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Drewpy

    Drewpy Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: No. California
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    A few years back returning from a boat dive..the captain placed us in the path of a pod of Rissos (and then shut the engines off) and soon we were right in the middle of them! Man..talk about some stinky breath!!!
     
  2. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    We have done that. The common dolphins are friendly and will come up right under the boat inches away, but the Risso's keep more distance, by feet. They are bigger than my boat too. We have seen the pod of hundreds of them off of Carmel.
     
  3. Jak Crow

    Jak Crow Photographer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Livermore, CA, USA
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    The rissos don't care about boats for the most part, though it seems the pair that kept breaching were following us a bit. Commons, white sides, bottlenose, and norther right whale dolphins will ride the bow wave for as long as the boat keeps the right speed though. I've been on several whale watchings where the boat becomes surrounded by thousands of dolphins. It's an amazing sight.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  4. counterpoint

    counterpoint Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: bay area, California
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    Any sea nettles at breakwater. I heard last week they invaded the area.
    Can't wait to hit water. Sinus infection lasting way to long. It's been 5 weeks now.
     
  5. Jak Crow

    Jak Crow Photographer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Livermore, CA, USA
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    There were a few in the mid layer, but that was about it. There were more further out in the bay during my boat dives, but still they didn't seem to be below 30ft.

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    I just see them as photo subjects.
     
  6. Jak Crow

    Jak Crow Photographer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Livermore, CA, USA
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    Since the eggs are supposed to start hatching 3 to 8 weeks after being laid, that would be starting the middle of this month. Anyone want to start doing some dives on the weekend to check? I think watching millions of baby squid hatching would be amazing. If anyone is interested, I'd like to start the 25th? It's possible the hatching may start at night too.
     
  7. norbs007

    norbs007 Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Francisco, CA
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    I'm down for the 25th, let me know. Thanks!
     

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