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The Vancouver freediving community has been doing Lingcod Egg Mass Survey dives for the Vancouver Aquarium's project since 2001. This was our best year yet for participation, getting out for five survey dives during the egg laying season. Unfortunately for the lingcod, the counts this year were not so good. After a steady climb over the past several years, counts are suddenly back down to 200x levels.
Greg and Stephanie about to do Whytecliff Express
Looking back at snow-capped mountains
Greg with his underwater camera
Tom, Greg and Stephanie
Sea Peach (a tunicate)
Roberta surveying the wind damage at Ansell Place
Looking towards Horseshoe Bay
An egg mass under the boulder
Fallen trees at Ansell Place
What a mess!
Egg mass with lingcod on guard
How to get to the water?
A rare site: an empty parking lot at Porteau Cove
Lingcod on patrol
Greg frozen after the dive
Egg mass at the end of the season
Egg mass and lingcod at Porteau
This clip is of a very aggressive lingcod that
owns the foredeck of the Granthall at Porteau Cove.
We never did see what it was protecting.