Off from Long Beach for adventure. Passing the Queen Mary.
Seagull lurking hard on our snacks.
I think one lodged in his throat.
Nobody anywhere, so nice.
My first ever sighting of the elusive Giant Black Sea Bass
. They used to be caught in abundance off Catalina Island, (see this old photo from 1905)
but have since been overfished and are critically endangered. This one was 5 feet long, and probably over 200 pounds.
It was just lurking under the pier
all day taking handouts from people.
The people from Joe's Rent-a-Boat (The best activity by far on the lsland!)
were worried that a kid would leave his/her hand in the water and the fish would think it was some food. This beast could easily pull a 4-year-old into the water.
Giant Sea Bass documentary Part 1
--- Part 2
This guy was trying to pet it.
Mike V was there shredding a mini ramp demo and killing it.
The sea was calm and the moon was bright and full. We saw dolphins, giant sea bass, bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, and leopard sharks. A good day for sure.