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Blue Heron Bridge Trolls

Discussion in 'Florida' started by BHB ScubaTroll, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. flyingfrawg

    flyingfrawg ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Maryland
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    Another BHB critter... this time ID help.

    As I was sorting through the photos from last week and doing ID this one drew me up short:

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    Is this little guy a High Hat or a spotted drum? Looks like a High Hat, but his tail is turned so I can't see what would be his spotty area if he was a spotted drum. :headscratch:I watched him for a while, but danged if I can remember what the tail area looked like. You experienced trolls probably know this guy well and can find him at will.
     
  2. Arubandi07

    Arubandi07 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Boynton Beach, FL
    4,766
    1,629
    High Hat or Cubbyu juvenile ... Here's a Spotted Drum for comparison:

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  3. flyingfrawg

    flyingfrawg ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Maryland
    53
    19
    Thanks! Perfect!

     
  4. JahJahwarrior

    JahJahwarrior ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Palm Beach, Fl
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    BHB lowres-0251.jpg Well that was certainly a great night dive to start 2014! A seahorse with crabs, the regular stingray in the sandy area, a green juvenile sea hare, a nice juvenile green moray, a long bobbit worm with an ugly face, and best of all, an inch long slipper lobster!

    The viz was great and according to the Force E log, more than 40 people were out, it was a great evening.
     
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  5. mntlblok

    mntlblok Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach. FL
    1,232
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    When I got my "solo" certification, I got me a pony and a thingy to attach it to my BC. I use the pony as just more air to use rather than for self rescue (at the bridge). I keep thinking that I ought to upgrade to a bigger "pony" - like maybe an 80 to go with my steel hundred. Problem is, I can barely make it from the car to the water and back with the weight of what I carry now. While I love the three to four hours of bottom time this gives me, six would be even better. :)

    ---------- Post added January 2nd, 2014 at 12:51 AM ----------

    Wonder if that might be a purple mouth moray. The bobbit didn't hear you talking about its face, did it? And, you didn't bring up the crabs in front of the seahorse, did you??

    ---------- Post added January 2nd, 2014 at 12:55 AM ----------

    I've never seen a spotted drum at the bridge nor at LBTS. Tons of high hats, though. I even have a rule that I'm never to waste shots on high hats, anymore, but I seem to break the rule with some regularity. If I've ever seen a cubbyu, I haven't been aware of it.
     
  6. Arubandi07

    Arubandi07 Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Boynton Beach, FL
    4,766
    1,629
    @ Kevin: I 'cheated', that one 's from Aruba.
     
  7. ConchyJoe

    ConchyJoe Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: South Sound, Grand Cayman
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    There are some Jacknife Fish too.
    [video=youtube_share;IuU0--qaKFs]http://youtu.be/IuU0--qaKFs[/video]
     
  8. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
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    Haven't seen the jackknife fish in a while. Wonder if he moved, got eaten, or collected..
     
  9. HardWay

    HardWay New

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego
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    I agree with JahJahwarrior, it was a great night dive. So much less crowded then during the day, we felt like we had the east bridge to ourselves. A couple of IDs we're not sure about: small octopus that looked a little different than the usual, maybe a Atlantic Pygmy Octopus, and sea hare type critter, maybe a Warty Sidegill Slug?
     

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  10. lindai

    lindai Regular of the Pub

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    Location: Boca Raton, FL
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    Did anyone find a pair of Scuba Pro booties on the west side this morning? A friend left hers on the sidewalk after the night dive last night and sure would like to get them back .....

    Thanks, Linda
     
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