La Jolla Underwater Park • Oct 11 Log


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Time Weather Ocean
7:15 AM 48°, Sun 69°
Vis. Surf Tide
5-10′ ≤ 2′ Low +2.4
@ 6:14
3 Divers • 11 Species Observed

Inshore Fishes Survey (Reef.org Format)

  • Single • Few (2-10) • Many (11-100) • Abundant
  • |Solo • Pairs • Groups (3-5) • Schools (≥6)
Fish Family Species | ID Photo Links Numbers | Groupings
*** *** ***
Damselfish Garibaldi (adults, larger juveniles) M | solo, groups
Damselfish Blacksmith
Wrasse CA Sheephead (Male) S
Wrasse Rock Wrasse M | solo, groups
Wrasse Señorita
Sea Chub Opaleye M | schools
Sea Chub Zebra Perch M | schools
Sea Chub Halfmoon
Surfperch 18 CA marine species:
Rainbow Perch
Rubberlipped Seaperch
Striped Seaperch
Kelp Perch
Pile Perch
***




Round Stingray Round Ray
Rhinobatidae Shovelnose Guitarfish ^ (up to 5′) F | solo
Rhinobatidae Banded Guitarfish^ (up to 3′)
Rhinobatidae Bat Ray
Rajidae Thornback Ray
Sea Bass Kelp Bass  lots of larger juveniles M | solo, groups
Sea Bass Barred Sand Bass
Grunt Sargo ^ F |solo
Grunt Salema??|  (big eye bass, striped bass)
Silverside Topsmelt M | schools
Houndshark Soupfin Shark
Houndshark Leopard Shark M
Bullhead Shark Horn Shark S
Tube/ Kelp Blenny Giant Kelpfish 0
Drum/Croaker CA Corbina (Shortfin?) F | pair
  • ^Not on Reef.org primary species list
  • Note: left Goby, Greenling, Sculpin, & Scorpionfish families off table since rarely seen in shallow waters of the La Jolla Underwater park (except at night, one of our divers reports)

NexGen Slideshow (Jetpack dznt work w/ Sela Theme… so change Theme)

Resources for Identifying Fishes ….

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La Jolla Underwater Park • Sept 17 Log


Time Weather Ocean
7:25 AM 67°, Clouds 68°
Vis. Surf Tide
10-15′ ≤ 2′ High +1.4
@ 8:24
3 Divers • 12 Species Observed
are we supposed to add Latitude and Longitude
check the Reef.org site

Video Clips


Inshore Fishes Survey (Reef.org Format)

  • Single • Few (2-10) • Many (11-100) • Abundant
  • Solo • Pairs • Groups (3-5) • Schools (≥6)
Fish Family Species | ID Photo Links Numbers | Groupings
*** *** ***
Damselfish Garibaldi (adults) F | solo
Damselfish Blacksmith
Wrasse CA  Sheephead (female)
eating Bryozoa?
F | pair
Wrasse Rock Wrasse (male)
sucker lips extended (cleaners)
black spot behind pectoral
F | solo
Wrasse Señorita
Sea Chub Opaleye F | small groups
Sea Chub Zebra Perch F | pair
Sea Chub Halfmoon
Surfperch 18 CA marine species:
Rainbow Perch
Rubberlipped Seaperch
Striped Seaperch
Kelp Perch
Pile Perch
***




Round Stingray Round Ray S^
Rhinobatidae Shovelnose Guitarfish ^ (up to 5′)
Rhinobatidae Banded Guitarfish^ (up to 3′)
Rhinobatidae Bat Ray
Rajidae Thornback Ray
Sea Bass Kelp Bass congregation*
Video: Schooling Kelp Bass
Video: Agressive Kelp Bass
Many!
Sea Bass Barred Sand Bass
Grunt Sargo ^ (note hump in back
vs Zebraperch)
 S| solo
Grunt Salema?^|  (big eye bass, striped bass) M | school
Silverside Topsmelt A | schools
Houndshark Soupfin Shark (aka Tope) S
Houndshark Leopard Shark
Bullhead Shark Horn Shark
Tube/ Kelp Blenny Giant Kelpfish (no pic) S
Drum/Croaker CA Corbina (Shortfin?)
  • ^Not on Reef.org primary species list
  • Note: left Goby, Greenling, Sculpin, & Scorpionfish families off table since rarely seen in shallow waters of the La Jolla Underwater park (except at night, one of our divers reports)

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