A continuing log of dives and commentary on items of interest to students at Cordova Diving.
02 March 2012
Diving the Ledge of Turtles
I was late getting in the water, so I descended almost immediately. I still managed to find the rock pile and the base of the sponge, so I headed for the Ledge of Turtles.
I moved slowly, looking for small things to shoot. I was using +4 and +1 diopters. I got pictures of a Juvenile Highhat, a Neon Goby on symmetrical brain coral
a Star Horseshoe Worm,
and this little Blenny I have yet to identify. I spotted the mid-way rocks and corrected my bearing to the Ledge, where I found two Green Turtles hovering among lots of fish. Wish I had not put on the diopters.
On my second dive, I got rid of the diopters and got a picture of a French Grunt staking his claim to some territory by chasing away another French Grunt.
I found a Shapnose Puffer, with the painted on eyelashes.
and a Juvenile Yellowmouth Grouper
a Yellowtail Damselfish
a Spotted Burrfish
a Sand Diver
and a Neon Goby hitching a ride on an Initial Phase Redband Parrotfish.
Over the sand on the way to the beach, I photograph this zombie looking amphapod living in a perfectly round hole in the sand about the size of a quarter.