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Intermediate Metridium Fields and Cannery row pipelines

  • Oct 24, 2009 · 9:00 AM
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This dive is for those who have yet to see the metridium fields or those who would like to revisit them. The first dive will be a swim out to the the giant cauliflower and the second dive will be an exploration of the sealife the inhabits the old cannery pipelines. We can hope to see a multitude of sea life including sea hares, crabs, chitons, anemones, rockfish and possible harbor seals. Because this area is a kelp forest we will use our compasses to navigate back to the shore underwater. This is not a difficult dive but if you havent been in cold water or been diving in a while, the rentry dives would be a prerequisite. Looking forward to exploring with you!

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  • Valerie

    Great navigation on the part of David.
    We saw some amazing stuff, such as lemon nudibranchs and SUN FISH(!). I was not the only one screaming with delight at 60 feet under water. However, we need to work on watching for each other better underwater when it gets that murky. I don't like anyone feeling left behind, even for a moment! I hope everyone had as good of a time as I had, and the other members were very friendly. Everyone was helpful and thrilled to be out there. Great meetup. Glad I joined.

    October 25, 2009

  • David D.

    Swam out and aligned with Reeside Avenue north sidewalk. Sighted farthest out rock seaward bearing at 300 degrees. Sighted very farthest out end of Breakwater at 120 degrees. 180 degrees difference is a straight line: Descended into 40 feet. One kick north right upon big pipe. Followed to deep end. Swam north past metridium ‘outcropping’, soon swam among a profusion. Dead and dying Mola-mola on bottom, long propulsion fins missing, a star fish feast in the cycle of life. Saw a free-swimming and undamaged Mola-mola so now can check off one item from the diving to-do list. Cormorant swam through the metridium hunting for its prey. Rainbow nudibranch was translucent white with highlights. Glad I was alive to experience that dive and thankful for the folks who were there to share it.

    October 25, 2009

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