Notes from the Pacific Expedition — August 21, 2013

Among the beautiful creatures seen today were orange zoanthids (pictured), cup corals, large white sun anemones, and beds of hot pink strawberry anemones covering boulders and rocky outcrops

August 21, 2013
Siletz Reef/ Cascade Head

Today we departed Newport at 5 a.m. bound for the Siletz Reef off Lincoln City, Oregon.  Large ocean swells rocked us in our bunks as Captain Bob Pedro steered the Miss Linda to our first dive site.  We’ve been planning this expedition for many months and the excitement and anticipation was all leading to this. None of us were sure exactly what our ROV would reveal below the surface of the ocean, and we were eager to find out. 

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