|Richmond: An Underwater
April 13, 2003
life of Richmond's Inner Harbor are featured in a colorful photo on the
cover of the new April-June issue of Bay Nature magazine. It
looks like a pristine Caribbean underwater scene! To view the cover page
photo on line, see:
"Although seven bridges span its breadth and many ships ply its waters,
our view of what lives beneath the opaque surface of San Francisco Bay
is surprisingly limited. Like many before him, photographer-cum-diver
Dennis Anderson had been frustrated in his efforts to photograph its
underwater creatures by the notorious turbidity of the Bay. But then he
heard rumors of clear water in the Richmond Inner Harbor, a place
largely sheltered from the pull of currents and the churn of waves."
"Down here amid the harbor pilings, the limiting factor is space on which to anchor, and every surface is prime real estate. Competition is stiff for a foothold and a meal."
Richmond as a scuba diving destination .....? Who would've thought?
(Thanks to Bruce Beyaert for this).