Posts Tagged Garibaldi

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 [...]

2015 PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together

Garibaldi in the island waters; the colors present an almost surreal scene Derby Day — Saturday, July 18, 2015 “Well, first time that’s happened.” Only once in 14 years had the PFIC/UPSAC Catalina Get Together experienced rain and never during the day of the derby. That would change. What started as a beautiful day saw [...]

Pier Fish of Catalina Island

Catalina Island and its main city Avalon are wonderful places to visit and offer up an environment and atmosphere markedly different from that of the mainland that sits just a short, hour-long ferry ride away. So too the piers on Catalina, which offer up a plethora of different species of fish many of which are [...]

Catalina Get Together 2012 —

The 2012 Catalina Get Together is history; it’s over, kaput, concluded, finis—except in that small part of the brain that controls memory. In that section the memories of good times with friends, the pleasure of the small town of Avalon, the nature around us—the birds, the sea lions, the dolphins, and the fishing—slow but occasionally [...]

Garibaldi aka Ocean Goldfish — “Don’t keep ‘em”

Garibaldi Species: Hypsypops rubicundus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek word hypsypops (high area below the eye) and the Latin word rubicunda (red). Alternate Names: Golden perch, ocean sunfish and ocean goldfish. In Mexico called jaqueta garibaldi. Identification: Garibaldi are distinguished by a brilliant golden orange coloring on the whole body—they’re one of the prettiest fish [...]