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by aviddiver.her
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID help please
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Sculpin ID help please

Thanks Greg. I did look at the scorpionfishes too but only looked at the photo on the California Scorpionfish so I did not notice they have numerous barbels on the head. I kept looking at the Stone Scorpionfish but the barbels are supposed to be under the mouth not on top. BTW that is one scary look...
by aviddiver.her
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID help please
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Sculpin ID help please

Found this guy at San Clemente Island, CA. I'd say it was 6-10 in long. I can't find anything in my ID book that looks like this one. Perhaps it is a juvenile of a larger sculpin?
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by aviddiver.her
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Gunnels and other long fish
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Gunnels and other long fish

That Fringehead doesn't look too happy about sharing it's hole with that carb :smt064
by aviddiver.her
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Please help ID this crab
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Please help ID this crab

Well now, upside down would explain a lot of things . Like why the "carapace" is segmented, and why it's claws are on the bottom and why it let me take so many photos without it running away. But then, when it didn't run off I considered if it might be dead and saw it moving it's claws and...
by aviddiver.her
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Please help ID this crab
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Please help ID this crab

I don't think I've ever seen this one before. The only crab ID book I have is Gotshall and it doesn't have anything with a carapace that is segmented like this. (I'm waiting for Christmas to get my Jensen Crab and Shrimp ID book). I took this in Northern California at Russian Gulch State Park in Men...
by aviddiver.her
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What Have These Guys Been Eating???
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: What Have These Guys Been Eating???

I saw a Dirona albolineata today who had insides that looked a lot like your first photo. I don't think it was quite as dark inside as yours but close. I assumed it was just it's organs. It had it's back to me and I had my wide angle on at the time so I didn't bother to take it's photo.
by aviddiver.her
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

Ahh, now I get it ! I was trying to make the oblique line all the way from the start of the scales at the front of the fish to the back end of the fish. Couldn't figure out how you would count that as the scales don't seem to line up that way . Thanks a lot for your help in my understanding this bet...
by aviddiver.her
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

So, is that oblique line the ridge like line on some fishes that often has thread like extensions off of it like in this photo? Or is it just part of the other scales?

(Hopefully this is a snubnose 'cause that's the only ID I can find to fit it)
by aviddiver.her
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

Thanks Greg. I didn't figure the scales were going to be sharp enough to count. Even in my RAW image they are not any sharper. For future information, how are scales counted? Are the "rows" from front to back or top to bottom? In the Humann/Deloach book it talks about "the longest obl...
by aviddiver.her
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

Thanks Greg. The length of the snout was one thing that did not seem quite right to me either when looking at photos of the scalyheads. I've only got Humann's fish book to look at. You may have been able to tell by the photos but one thing about the first one was it was rather large compared to the ...
by aviddiver.her
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

So Greg, are you saying that the Coralline may have noticible cirri between and behind the eyes unlike previously thought? You do know this fish was in CA not WA right? Also, what about the big yellow spot on the dorsal fin. Is that not more like a scalyhead? I'm confused as to what would make the f...
by aviddiver.her
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sculpin IDs please

Wow. Great pics and amazing color! Thanks Ron Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa California Has better Nudi's than us .... Nice pics .. I suppose that depends upon what you call "better" . My understanding is your nudis are bigger . It looks like you don't have this one in part...
by aviddiver.her
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin IDs please
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Sculpin IDs please

I have a couple of Sculpins from San Miguel Channel Island, CA. The first I'm pretty sure is a Female Scalyhead but I'd like comformation. N2009.09.10-30.jpg N2009.09.10-34.jpg The second has me more stumped. I was acutally photographing the Hiltons Nudi and never saw the fish. All of my other photo...
by aviddiver.her
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Another Jelly ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Another Jelly ID please

It was Red-Eye Medusa size. But, no red eyes and the inside structures look different than the other Red-Eye Medusa's I've photographed :dontknow: .
by aviddiver.her
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4365
Views: 475518

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I don't know about this one. Some of the muck which is playing a havoc with our visibility seems to be coming from the Bull Kelp. Long and short stringy snot.. Maybe part of the reproduction cycle? Any ideas ? http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m147/Honza-01/71509BullkelpmuckS.jpg We did a bull kel...
by aviddiver.her
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4365
Views: 475518

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you, thank you. It is always pleasure to find something new or even something ordinary and present it in different light. The book issue keeps coming up, but I am affraid that putting one together takes a skill I just don't have But I do appreciate input from all of you, fellow divers, dialog...
by aviddiver.her
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Another Jelly ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Another Jelly ID please

Found this small Jelly in Mendocino California. It was swimming around with red-eyed medusas but it does not seem to have red eyes and the insides look different.
by aviddiver.her
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?

Janna, what are the Heavy Duty bottleneck style wrist seals? Is that latex or neoprene? Glad to hear you are happy with it that is encouraging. With all the repairs you have done you are making me even sadder that my Mobbys has gotten to tight. Bought mine in 2002 and have about 400 dives on it. The...
by aviddiver.her
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?

Mobby’s is no longer available so, I have to find a replacement product. Actually, Mobby's bought Mares. Their products are now sold and serviced through Mares. Before the purchase there was a bit of a blackout period in the US, but Mobby's remained active and popular in Europe/Asia. They're back n...
by aviddiver.her
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Do you own a crushed neoprene dry suit?

I love my Mobby’s compressed neoprene dry suit but it is getting too small and too stiff after 7 years diving with it. Mobby’s is no longer available so, I have to find a replacement product. I'm looking at Bare's CD4 Pro Dry suit. Can't find any reviews of it and can't find anyone in my area that h...
by aviddiver.her
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Jelly ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Jelly ID please

Thanks Bob! Several other jellies were hanging out with this Red eye but they don't seem to have red eyes or an angel inside. So I guess this one is something else?
by aviddiver.her
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Jelly ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Jelly ID please

Thanks.
Does retraction cause the yellow color or would it stay yellow even if it extended it's tentacles?
If a small jelly has the red dots can I safely assume it is a Red Eye Medusa?
by aviddiver.her
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Jelly ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Jelly ID please

Wow, thanks for all of the compliments. I should admit it took quite a bit of editing to get it looking good. I'm surprised it is the Red Eye Medusa. I was told the photo below is a Red Eye Medusa. The only thing I see the same between the two is their size and the red dots. Do they really vary that...
by aviddiver.her
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Jelly ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Jelly ID please

This guy was around 1"-2" in size and photographed in Mendocino CA. Does anyone know what kind of jelly it is?
by aviddiver.her
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New from Northern California
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: New from Northern California

Thanks again! I think our biggest problem was we dove mid week when the GPOs and the Wolfies were off working some place rather than at home. Actually, the mid-week dive resulted in the Captain bringing a rather new dive master to show us around who had not learned the hiding places well yet. And, w...