Last weekend we made the crossing to Catalina Island. Great 100' vis greeted us. The invasive Sargassum horneri was everywhere. From 15' to 65' it was solid S. horneri. This is an invasive species that originates from Japan, probably via ship ballast. It is choking out our magnificent giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. It was so thick the rocks were hard to see. Most of our diving was either above, or below it. After two dives we decided for an early crossing back, and a visit to the wolf eels at the African Queen wreck. Here we had 20' of vis, but lots of subjects to shoot.

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