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Octos Are Back at Cove 2

posted Feb 24, 2013, 2:37 PM by Webmaster SeaHorse   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 8:23 PM ]
By Pieter Booth 
January 18, 2013

Dave Wakeley and Pieter Booth met at 4:00 at Cove 2 with the intention of doing two dives. Water temps of 46 and air temps 20 degrees colder with a breeze, changed our plans. However, we did get in one great dive. The octo that has been under the plates near the boundary line was out in one of the steel "wheels" (see picture) and a huge ling was under the plates that the GPO used to call home. But, don't despair, turnaround is fair play, the huge octo that months ago was under the Honey Bear and had (apparently) been displaced by an even huger ling, was back...and the ling was gone. Maybe they're playing musical dens.  

We also saw a couple little red octos (couple inches in diameter) in burrows in the mud just upslope of the I-beams), lots of tubesnouts, and the other usual suspects. I don't think I found the log that the warbonnet on eggs was in. Viz was an odd, milky 15-20 feet.