Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dive report - La Jolla Shores 6/12/11

Date: 6/12/11
Location: LJS Main Wall
Time in: 7:39 am
Time under: 66 min
Max depth: 65 ft
Ave temp: 57 F
Vis: 20+ ft
Waves: 1-3 ft
Buddy: Steve, Mike, Newell

More photos:
http://www.underpressurephoto.com/Dive-Reports/20110612-Scuba-LJS

Highlights: Great relaxing dive with good buddies and good visibility. Good to be in the water again after a month. We saw all the usual suspects on the wall with the bonus of two octopi either mating or fighting. It was a tangled mess of tentacles.

A pair of mating or fighting Two Spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculatus or Octopus bimaculoides)
A pair of mating or fighting Two Spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculatus or Octopus bimaculoides)


Two Spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculatus or Octopus bimaculoides)
Two Spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculatus or Octopus bimaculoides)

Sculpin
Sculpin

Stearn's Aeolid (Facelina stearnsi) and Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Stearn's Aeolid (Facelina stearnsi) and Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)

Sarcastic Fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi)
Sarcastic Fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi)