Have I said that there is no such thing as bad dive at Fort Wetherill? Once again we were there last night. Hoping to get a glimpse of whatever is left form the tropicals, who will be expiring soon, unfortunately.
Once we entered the water we were again greeted by the shiners, everywhere, jumping out of the water out of the excitement to see me in New England waters, once again. I was also happy to see them. There were also abundance of comb jellies, I could feel them on my face often during the whole dive; a bit annoying.
In my opinion this year was the year of squid. There were so many squid, still playing and dancing around. Most of them formed their groups, dancing around in gangs. Apparently the shiners are special treat for them, they did not forego the chance to grab one, to go. Almost all of the squid I saw had a treat in its mouth. I also observed one squid devouring a decent sized fish, in terror.
We were lucky to see some tropicals. There were a few butterfly fish, which got quite big since they arrived here. I felt like they were much slower than before that I could get decent photo of one. We also saw a bluespotted cornetfish. It was quite pretty, though I find it ridiculously challenging taking photos of a floating small or thing objects, I just can’t seem to focus. I admit that I take bizillion photos and hope to get at least one in focus :)
Last time I was there, a month ago, there were so many blue crabs with eggs on them. They were so irritable, probably at the end of their “pregnancy”. This time there were plenty little blue crabs, I guess the new crop :)
Oh and the scallop :)
To my surprise I didn’t see any puffer or searobin this dive. Still it was an awesome dive once again in Fort Wetherill.
16 ft, 79min, 61F, 15-20ft viz.