Posts Tagged Green Pleasure Pier

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 [...]

Largemouth Blenny

Species: Labrisomus xanti (Gill, 1860); from the Greek words labrax (a fish) and soma (body). xanti = ? Alternate Names: Rock blenny. Commonly found in Mexico; Spanish names include Blenia Bocona, Chalapo, Curiche, and Trambollo Identification: “Largemouth Blennies have shortened elongated robust bodies with a uniform depth throughout that tapers gradually at the rear into [...]

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). xanti = ? Alternate Names: Rock Blenny. Commonly found in Mexico; Spanish [...]

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 [...]