Mackerel in La Jolla, Huge Schools of Tiny Fish

Baby, it’s cold out there, and the mackerel in La Jolla seem to love it. Soon the huge schools of mackerel and their sea turtle pals will be gone. When November hits some parts of the country, ransack their closets, attics, and basements. The purpose, to find warm coats, mittens, and hats. Here in San Diego, we do the same thing. But instead, we pull out the 5mm wetsuit and put away the 3mm for snorkeling and freediving. We might even trade a wetsuit for a dry suit for scuba diving. As water temperatures decrease, and we pile on extra neoprene. New ocean experiences await us.

It’s the changing of the seasons here in La Jolla, California. You can see it under the water. The mackerel are schooling in the protected marine park. The turtles are leaving, and the kelp is starting to grow. Much of the forest has died off from the warm summer temperatures. Now you can view the new kelp beginning to grow from the bottom. Much like springtime in the Midwest, where you find buds on the trees. Here we observe new buds starting to take root.

Mackerel in La Jolla.
Tiny fish in San Diego.