Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

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Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:40 am

It has been a while since I have been in the water. So I decided to run up to Redondo tonight. As I was gearing up, I heard someone say there was a six-gill sighting. I was excited, considering I have never seen one in over 400 dives. I headed down the main line toward the carousel boat to about 80'. I found a cool little nudi and snapped a few shots.

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At about 84' I headed north. My plan was to head upslope to the large pipe. Right when I turned east there it was! A six-gill swimming the opposite way. It was about 4-5' and was one the move. I quickly checked my air and headed after it. It was moving so I only managed a couple shots. Not to mention, I had my macro lens on. Here are two that managed to come out okay. Not great, but for my first six-gill ever, I'll take it. :taco:

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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Bric Martin » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:48 am

Very cool!

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Post by Blow-N-Bubbles » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:14 am

Congrats !
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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by spatman » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:15 am

Awesome! Did you report your sighting on Lundy's web page? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18953
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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Linedog » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:15 am

Awesome, congrats!
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Post by KeithBoll » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:27 am

Wow! Way to go! Glad you had the opportunity to see one - and you can even prove it with your pictures!

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Post by Joshua Smith » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:21 am

Congratulations! Very cool!
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Post by cardiver » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:44 am

Very nice, Jesse! We need to get together for a dive or two.
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Post by YellowEye » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:57 am

Fantastic! Congratulations!
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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by lundysd » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:04 am

SUPER glad you finally saw one buddy :)

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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:14 am

Thanks everyone, it was a treat for sure. Funny, you take a ton of pics and your favorites are the ones from encounters like this.

Yes, I posted the sighting on Lundys thread.

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Post by Scubak » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:46 am

YIPPEE!!!
I love Summer when the six gills return!!!
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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by spatman » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:52 am

Scubie Doo wrote:Yes, I posted the sighting on Lundys thread.


There a link to a survey in the first post of that thread.
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Post by Dusty2 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:29 am

Hey! Very cool, you even managed a shot of all six gills! How cool is that? :joshsmith:

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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:20 pm

spatman wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:Yes, I posted the sighting on Lundys thread.


There a link to a survey in the first post of that thread.


Okay cool, thanks.

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Post by coulterboy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:28 pm

That's awesome,Jesse!
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

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Post by Tom Nic » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:00 pm

Schweeet!!!
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Post by Dusty2 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:36 pm

Something tells me Redondo night dives are being scheduled as we speak! :taco: :taco:

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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by olalladiver » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:45 pm

That's awesome Jessie! Let's go find him/her again soon!

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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Mortuus » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:33 pm

YES! Good to see they are back. I missed my chance to see one last year. I will for sure be planning some night dives there asap

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Re: Redondo - 7/27/13 - Six-Gill

Post by Matt S. » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:19 am

Too cool, congrats.

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