PGO in a Boulder Den - Pink and Spiny Scallop Litter

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  1. Tom Hlavac

    Tom Hlavac O. vulgaris Registered

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    I encountered this PGO while exploring the rocks northwest of Dolphin Beach, north of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, BC. There were a moderate amount of swimming scallops, and when I saw the midden of shells, I knew there was a den under the boulder. The typical tiger rockfish was close by. Let me know your thoughts, and I am interested in hearing from anyone researching PGOs.

     
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    In the immediate area to the den, the scallops were in a band from 120 to 60 fsw, some deeper but few and far between.
     
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    Diver looks soooo cold! Nice to see healthy starfish.
     
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    I was perfectly warm - I use a "Bare" surfing wetsuit, I love it. The drysuit divers can't stay hydrated, they can't self-warm ;), and I have great bouyancy control that is impossible to achieve in a drysuit. I swim more efficiently even though I am in worse shape than many of the drysuit divers around here. I bought the suit at a garage sale, costs is less than $0.50 a dive for the suit ($3.50 a dive for all my gear, plus about $2 for air - I get 60 dives plus a year out of a $125 air card at the local shop). Fairly cheap hobby really.

    I do have a beautifully made "Sea Tux" drysuit (used by all the commercial seafood harvesters around here), but it hangs on the hanger most of the time.
     
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    Quite a few starfish around, seems the big sun stars are the ones that died off.
     

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