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Scorpion's Anchorage

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Average Rating: 5
Average Depth: 40 ft.
Max Depth: 60 ft.

    Scorpion�s Anchorage is located on the East end of Santa Cruz. This line of shallow coves is often calm and offers shelter from the rough seas. While most of the bottom is muddy sand, some kelp can be found near the rock piles. In the shallow portions of this dive, squid often arise at night to lay their eggs. These eggs are eaten by many marine creatures such as halibut, harbor seals, calico bass, rockfish, white sea bass, black sea bass, yellowtail, blue sharks and angle sharks as well as cormorants. Scorpion�s Anchorage is always alive with animals feeding on the eggs and scattered around. A little deeper down, mackerel and yellowtail are often seen feeding on schools of baitfish. This is a great diving location and, in good currents, makes for great snorkeling as well.

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