Looking for the Orange Fish

California’s state marine fish, garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus), seem to know they are protected. They are not afraid of divers (a male will actually try to chase you out of his territory). This also means they are often out in the open and very easy to observe. Our last scheduled trip of 2017 is this Sunday. We are virtually guaranteed garibaldi sighting. Hoping for black sea bass sighting to wrap up the year!

When You Need to Relax...

Can you think of a better place to meditate than in a lettuce coral garden?

2018 Annual Ocean Safari New Year Party

Time: 11am-3pm, Saturday January 6, 2018. Rain or shine!
Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, Irwindale
Look for OCEAN SAFARI banner
Participants: 
 

Ocean Safari Dive Team members, their friends, family, & pets. (All pets must be on leash)

Activities:

 

Eating, talking, & relaxing w/OSDT.

Slide Shows & Video Shows.

Fishing (The lake is stocked with rainbow trout constantly; please bring your freshwater fishing license.)

Excellent bicycle and walking trails around the lake & natural area.

Drawing will be held to give away prizes value totaling over $1000.00 (Prizes donated by Ocean Safari & various manufacturers.)

This event is a Pot Luck, so please bring one dish sufficient for serving 5-6 people & beverages for self consumption or to share. (No Alcohol allowed please) 

Want to BBQ? No problem! We will prepare a BBQ fire grill at the location. You are welcome to bring different kinds of meat and vegetables to cook over the grill! 

There is no charge for our party. However, there is an entry fee of $10.00 per car load for day use of the park. If you wish to save some money, you can carpool. 

For everybody’s convenience, please arrive no later than 11:30am so we may prepare for the feast. If you arrive later than the assigned time, the food will most likely be consumed and you will have to eat what you have brought.

Not All Orange Fish are Garibaldi...

I was going through my pictures from Indonesia and thought, ha... that's a colorful reef with garibaldi... Then realized it couldn't be right. They are crescent-tail bigeye (Priacanthus hamrur).

Beautiful Coral Triangle

A beautiful scene like this is a common sight in the famed Coral Triangle. Almost every inch of the reef is covered with colorful marine life.