On-board Diary: Scorpion fish and corals
Author: Silvia Garcia, marine scientist
Date: September 22, 2012
Our strategy for studying Seco de los Olivos this time around was to cover areas that we had had conducted for which we had little to no date, and to revisit particularly interesting areas to bulk up the data we had already accumulated. We did two dives in areas never before visited, where we documented small colonies of white coral, beautiful bamboo gorgonians and several species of fish, including a number of scorpionfish that explain the ubiquitous presence of fishing lines in this INDEMARES area.