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Breakwater 12-31-08 (Pictures)

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by Coll, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Coll

    Coll Contributor

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    Location: Northern California
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    Last dive of the year at the breakwater wall, went out along the wall low and then on the way back stayed high on the wall, visibility was about 10-15 feet, was really beautiful, lots of moon jellies in the sun and some nice sun through the kelp which never ceases to stop me in my tracks to stare. I'm moving down to San Diego on the 25th so all my books are put away, could someone help me ID this nudibranch? Thanks and happy new year and diving!

    Max depth 45 feet, temperature 52, dive time 1hr 10 minutes, visibility 10-15

    Unknown nudibranch
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    Sea lion in the kelp
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    Sea lion starburst
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    Moon jelly
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    Fish
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  2. ScubaSeanMaui

    ScubaSeanMaui Solo Diver

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  3. mikeguerrero

    mikeguerrero DIR Practitioner

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    Location: Hayward, CA
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    Very nice pics... Thanks for sharing your last moments of 2008....

    MG
     
  4. blewgrass

    blewgrass Contributor

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    Location: Cotati, CA
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    Thanks for the dive report. Nice pictures. I hope the weather stays nice. I'd like to dive Monterey next week.
     
  5. Seymour Bottoms

    Seymour Bottoms New

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    Thanks a bunch, nice photos!
     
  6. dhammer

    dhammer Contributor

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    WOW! You saw that on the wall? High or low?
     
  7. Coll

    Coll Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northern California
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    DHammer, that was high on the wall, we went out low but it was a little boring so we decided to go high at around a 40 foot bottom to around 25 feet or so. What surprises you about it?
     
  8. dhammer

    dhammer Contributor

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    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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    Well, I've never seen a nudi like that anywhere in Monterey. However, at second glance, maybe I'm just not looking close enough, as I realize that seems to be a starfish it's snuggled up to (at first I was thinking it was a field of strawberry anenomies). It must have been tiny! - not visible to me unless I get some reading lenses in my mask.
     
  9. Chuck Tribolet

    Chuck Tribolet Contributor Rest in Peace

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    I've seen about 10 Limacia's over the years. They aren't common but they
    are there.
     
  10. Coll

    Coll Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Northern California
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    I thought you were surprised about the sea lions! Yes, I've never seen a Limacia before that dive and I actually saw two! One was nestled in a rock crack and I was shooting it with no idea what it was. From the side it just looked like bubbles, then my dive partner got my attention and I gave her the "Go away I'm shooting!" sign, she insisted and, as always, she had a better specimen to shoot. I used to think that Breakwater was for rookies and would often not go because I thought I was too cool to go to the easy spot but now I've realized that no dive site is ever the same and Breakwater has tons of great stuff to see. In fact, I'll be going back there Thursday!
     

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