Viz: annoying sand particulates – 15’ – 20’
Buddy: Pony B.
Took Pony B. out for another spin today in semi-surface-lake LJ Shores conditions; there was surf today, 2’ – 3’ with a bit of power actually. Or maybe it just felt that way after being spoiled for so long with benign conditions.
Dropped into blue-ish waters, but with more noticeable sand particulates, which remained throughout the dive. Small annoying surge was present in varying degrees.
Not too much fauna was out today again – then I realized why. Duh. The 2 Sheephead I was observing disappeared in the blink of an eye, to the left…I looked to the right, to see a Sea Lion meandering about.
The little critters where out though, including 4 juvie Horn Sharks, and a Sarc. Fringehead just waiting for a reason to attack something. I allowed it to attack my camera, again. It never gets old, so great.
A small Navanax was making its way toward a small resting Horn Shark – it bet it would have ate it if it could.
On the VP slope, the Sanddabs were at it. One had a mouth full of food – the other 2 wanted it. They can actually make quite a mess.
Turning the VP corner, the currents were mixed, no surprise. The Wolf Eel was home today, but stayed tucked in a bit. Those teeth. Next to it, a nice Cowry. Some Pipefish remain up in the top kelp.
In the shallows I spied a Thornback – haven’t seen one in quite some time. And I caught the bobbing Gull off guard!
A great dive.