It’s pretty safe to say that Catalina’s seascape for the past few years has been lackluster. With warming of local waters and the insurgence of the invasive Sargassum algae, the giant kelp has taken a hard hit, especially at Catalina Island. On the west end, however, it’s slowly making a very welcomed comeback.
However, even with the reduction in the overall number of critters you would normally see a few years ago, there are still some gems to be found.
Todd Winner is a contributor, instructor, and trip leader for Samy’s Underwater Photo & Video and has over 20 years of experience in underwater still and broadcast video. To see more of Todd’s work please go to www.toddwinner.com. For the latest information on workshops and trips, sign up for our newsletter.