Nettle bloom still present in south Monterey Bay
Description and Comments
Still plenty of nettles in front of the aquarium and all the way out to Pt. Pinos. Collected some large, mature, specimens. Mostly larger nettles now, >20 cm, but still some small ones around. Larger moon jellies also showed up and appeared to be at or below the thermocline, we collected some that were being pushed up by large boat wake. Lots of small Mola mola were around, some alive with birds picking at them in schools, others were dead and floating from sea lion attacks.