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China .....

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 pm
by PapaZ
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 .....

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:35 pm
by Penopolypants
Holy hand grenade, what an amazing find!! I hope that means their populations are rebounding here, and it wasn't just lost!

Re: China .....

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:38 am
by Tom Nic
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!

Re: China .....

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:23 pm
by PapaZ
Reef survey submitted this evening.

Re: China .....

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:27 pm
by Tom Nic
PapaZ wrote:Reef survey submitted this evening.


Awesome! So exciting!