Posts Tagged cabrillo mole

“Stuck in Catalina With The Bonito Blues Again”

Are the bonito in Catalina blue? No, that’s not it. Written for and dedicated to Hashem aka Mahigeer when he was seeking out his first bonito at Catalina in 2006. Although the rest of the UPSAC/PFIC gang was pulling in the bonies, Hashem just couldn‘t seem to hook one. Hashem aka Mahigeer Oh, the Dompha, [...]

Avalon at Christmas Time

The Casino with Christmas lights I’ve been coming to Avalon on Catalina Island for 51 years and it’s always a highlight of the year. However, just like the changing seasons, the face of Avalon reflects changes throughout the year. In the spring to fall seasons it can be crowded which, if you are trying to [...]

Blacksmith

Damselfishes—Family Pomacentridae Species: Chromis punctipinnis (Cooper, 1863); from the Greek word chromis (a type of Mediterranean fish) and the Latin words punctipinnis  (for spot and fin). Alternate Names: Blue perch, kelp perch, rock bass and black perch. In Mexico called castañeta herrera. Identification: Perch-shaped but not so deep—compressed and somewhat elongate. Their dorsal fin is [...]

Largemouth Blenny

Phylum: Chordata — Class: Actinopterygil — Order: Perciformes — Family: Labrisomidae — Genus: Labrisomus Largemouth Blenny — Breeding male caught at the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon Species: Labrisomus xanti (T. N. Gill, 1860); from the Greek words labrax (a fish) and soma (body), and xanti meaning yellow. Alternate Names: Rock Blenny. Commonly found in Mexico; [...]

A Short Trip to Avalon & Catalina Island — June 2017

Given that my annual trip to Catalina was due, and that a ferry ride to Avalon is free on your birthday, I decided to head over to Avalon on June 6, my birthday, with my friend Hashem Nahid. The casino at Avalon. We decided to take the 6 a.m. ferry from Long Beach and had [...]