China .....

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China .....

Post by PapaZ » Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 pm

My brother, sister in law and I were diving The Cove Thursday.
At the 70 foot blocks, Peggy saw a different looking fish and with dive light, got my attention.
Moved in closer and started taking a few pictures and video clips of the 3-4 incher.
Sure looks like a China rockfish, but everyone we talked to said they have never seen one in this area of Hood Canal.
They said it was probably a quillback as they sometimes take coloration like a China...
Posted the pictures to Reef.org and several confirmed that it was a China rockfish.
Wahoo, whoop, whoop! Great spot Peggy!!!
Would like to know if anyone else can detail where they has been confirmed spottings of China rockfish in Hood Canal?

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Re: China .....

Post by Penopolypants » Sat May 11, 2019 10:35 pm

Holy hand grenade, what an amazing find!! I hope that means their populations are rebounding here, and it wasn't just lost!
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Re: China .....

Post by Tom Nic » Sun May 12, 2019 8:38 am

This is really an incredible find!! Imagine if Chinas started showing up in the Hood!

Please do a quick survey on reef.org to document this. Message me for the how to's. Simple, free, and worth it.

Congratulations!
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Re: China .....

Post by PapaZ » Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 pm

Reef survey submitted this evening.

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Re: China .....

Post by Tom Nic » Sun May 12, 2019 9:27 pm

PapaZ wrote:Reef survey submitted this evening.


Awesome! So exciting!
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"Warning: No dive masters are going to be there, Just a bunch of old fat guys taking pictures of fish." -Bassman

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