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flyingfrawg

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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.
 

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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.

High Hat or Cubbyu juvenile ... Here's a Spotted Drum for comparison:

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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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I see "doubles", I'm thinkin' doubles man; as in WHY doubles at BHB? Although I've seen folks use doubles there..............oops, wrong sportlike activity! MY bad!

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. :)

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View attachment 174697 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.

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??

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High Hat or Cubbyu juvenile ... Here's a Spotted Drum for comparison:

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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.
 

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Haven't seen the jackknife fish in a while. Wonder if he moved, got eaten, or collected..
 

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View attachment 174697 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.



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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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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