We’ve had beautiful conditions for scuba diving the past couple days here in La Jolla, and a very special guest arrived last night and will hopefully be sticking around until tomorrow – a very lage, Pacific angel shark![one_half_first][/one_half_first][one_half][/one_half]
A beautiful, girthy 5 foot angel shark has been occupying the southern beginning of Vallecitos point, occasionally hanging out with the local halibut. La Jolla Cove has been beautiful as well, but La Jolla Shores has had great scuba diving as of recently. It’s nudibranch madness, and there are nudibranchs all over – dorids, hermissenda’s, and even Polyclad flatworms!
Polyclad flatworms are not a very common site around here, but perhaps they follow the same cues as the multiple species of nudibranchs that are currently mating as well.
Apart from that, the usual critters are still here – sting rays in the shallows, sarcastic fringeheads, lots of Octopus – and the juvenile horn sharks are still around, a definite favorite of the canyon.
If you haven’t gotten your gills wet recently, now would be a great time to do it.