Scuba Diving Forecast: Fun facts about Sheephead fish

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Did you know that Sheephead fish can grow up to 3 feet and can weigh up to 36 pounds? They hunt for food during the day and when night time rolls around they swim into caves and crevices wrapping themselves in a mucus cocoon.

Did you know that Sheephead fish can grow up to 3 feet and can weigh up to 36 pounds? They hunt for food during the day and when night time rolls around they swim into caves and crevices wrapping themselves in a mucus cocoon.

Predators on the hunt can’t detect their scent through the mucus covers. They possess powerful jaws that work in their favor: A Sheephead’s diet consists of Sea Urchins, Mollusks, Lobsters as well as Crabs. You can find these colorful fish from Monterey Bay California all the way to the Sea of Cortez, however, they are not common north of Point Conception. And now for the marine forecast for Catalina Island: Today  mostly clear with a low around 54. West Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming Northeast in the evening, Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. This weekend mostly clear with sunshine with a high around 69. Expect clouds to roll in by Sunday.  It’s always a fun day or night on the water but please know your limitations, Remember: When In Doubt Please Don’t Go Out.

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