Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jordan Basin Day 2

Yesterday was another extraordinary day diving in the Jordan Basin Rock Garden. We saw more coral (Primnoa.) today, and a nice example of how small red fish use the coral as habitat to hide from predators. The area seems very abundant in the many organisms that live here from seabirds all the way down to krill. We also saw schools of pollock, swarms of krill, many anemones, sponges, sea stars, brachiopods and a lobster. Two sea stars were also collected for specimen identification.