Friends With Fins Scuba Diving Field Trip

Friends With Fins Scuba Diving Field Trip


Hey everyone ocean conservation
and marine life expert Jaclyn Friedlander here and today we are on field trip to
beautiful Catalina Island! We are at Casino Point on Catalina Island
and we are about to go scuba diving! The most abundant thing I saw on both of my Casino Point Dives were Garibaldi Damsel Fish. Fun fact, garibaldi fish are the state
marine fish of California. Young garibaldi have bright blue spots that they grow out of as they get older. This is a little baby garibaldi I found while I was diving, and here’s one who is almost grown but you can
still see a little remnants of his spots. Once garibaldies are adult they are bright orange. The females lay the eggs, which the males then guard, and garibaldis can be quite aggressive. They are extremely territorial and they have been known to bite scuba divers who get too close to their
nests. I also saw many calico bass, gobies, this sea cucumber and a free diver! A free diver in the human who can hold
their breath for an extended period of time underwater at depth. I was just hanging out under water and I
looked to my left and there he was! It was like seeing a merman. He waved and then disappeared, just like that. We had a little chat when we both returned to the surface and he told me he had just started
freediving without scuba gear and he had worked up to holding is breath for up to 45-second that about 55 feet! If you want me to the
ocean conservation information, click Subscribe and leave me any questions or
comments you have about scuba diving! Thanks for watching!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *