Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Panama City Beach Bridge Spans

Apparently, a while back, Panama City took an old bridge they were replacing and broke it into pieces and sunk the pieces out in the Gulf. These spans quickly became artificial reefs that attract fish, divers, and fishing. Last week Shannon and I did a dive on one of them. Above is a picture of Shannon descending on the top of the bridge structure.

This span had large congregations of small baitfish.

And, of course, the baitfish bring in the occasional predator.

This was a large school of Amberjack that swam around with us for much of the dive. Occasionally, an Amberjack would swoop in on the baitfish for a meal.

More pics from PCB.
Underwater Encounters


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