Nubble Light – first New England dive of the season

Flounder

With two weeks left of my “summer vacation” I felt the need to do some diving in New England. On Saturday I went down to Atlantic Aquasport’s weekly shore dive event. The dive site of the week was Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine. It was quite an adjustment after coming back from the clear warm water of the Caribbean.

Chris was the divemaster and did an excellent job navigating our route. I spotted this flounder(above) during the swim across the channel. Both eyes on the right side of the fish tells me it is a Winter Flounder. We went northeast along the island before heading west into the cove beside the entry spot. The cove is full enormous rocks and ledges covered in marine algae. It is a good habitat to see crabs, lobster and starfish. This is also a good area to see stripers and other fish. I noticed lots of lost fishing lures and broken line.

Sea Raven

We saw two good sized Sea Ravens, one of which is pictured above.

Northern Sea Star

Nubble is also a good place to see starfish. I was hoping for a shot of a group of starfish of varying colors but I was out of luck. I did get a nice close of of a Northern Sea Star and a Blood Star (not shown). Next to the starfish is some crumbs of bread spong below some irish moss.

I think the photo above is a small Frilled Anemone. I found it in shallow water on my way back to shore.

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