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by Jan K
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

There are still some open questions about the nudibranch I found at Possession Point Fingers. To help clarify the true identity of this tiny slug, I was asked to collect specimen and send it to the experts in California Academy of Sciences. I am sure curious about the outcome of this search... https...
by Jan K
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: God's Pocket is back, and better than ever!

Wonderful trip report, gorgeous photographs. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the club. NWDC that is. :)
by Jan K
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

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by Jan K
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The conditions for wide angle were not the best, but here are some of the divers I "bumped into" in the rather murky waters of Deception Pass on Saturday. And closer look at some of the DP critters... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-bbq8Hdp/0/a42c5a3b/XL/4....
by Jan K
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass 4/13/2019
Replies: 28
Views: 658

Re: Deception Pass 4/13/2019

It was great to finally meet you in person. I hope you will make Deception Pass your frequent place (currents permitting) to dive. :)
by Jan K
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

April 14th. Another dive at Deception Pass? Yup, the number of divers was smaller, but the scenery does not get boring. So much to see... Here is the Sunday dive gang . :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-3QXr8Tj/0/4904617e/XL/4.14.19%20Deception%20Pass%20divers%20%20...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday the 13th, Deception Pass. It rained and the winds blew hard as divers from all around descended on the Little North Beach, which is well sheltered from the southerly winds. Note, after the dive, we are all smiling. Another beautiful day, regardless of the weather above... https://photos.smu...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

April 11th. Gray and drizzly day at Skyline. For color, dive in :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-d23wkMk/0/a96716e1/XL/4.11.19%20Buffalo%20sculpin%20Kelp%20crab%20JK%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-BV4Q9ks/0/b1710a66/XL/4.11.1...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help ID this
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Help ID this

It could be Striped nudibranch.
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by Jan K
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Red Sea Cucumber. Well, sometimes they are not red. Baby seems to be yellow, but I did find an adult who obviously liked it and stayed yellow. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-MhD365g/0/ed2c6b68/XL/3.21.19%20Red%20cucumber%20%26%20baby%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Dri...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The other day, diving at Driftwood Park, young Wolf-eel showed me his home. I was not impressed... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-BTPcCQP/0/eae54bd4/XL/4.7.19%20Driftwood%20Wolf%20eel%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-7...
by Jan K
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from Possession Point Fingers dive https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-2RR9VMj/0/208cafdf/XL/4.4.19%20Finger%20scene%20fish%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-D3LQbbg/0/36a51f31/XL/4.4.19%20Decorated%20Warbonnet%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smu...
by Jan K
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Spring is in the air. And in the water :) As do the plants above load their flowers with pollen, the anemones beneath the waves release theirs in hopes to propagate. Curious California cucumber is checking out what is this all about, probably ready to join the movement :) https://photos.smugmug.com/...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

April 2, 2019. Swimming with the fishes in Langley Harbor. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-kCr6BCH/0/6cbdb43f/XL/4.2.19%20Langley%20survey%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-C242Whb/0/092da608/XL/4.2.19%20Langley%20Tubesnout%20school%201%20-XL.jpg htt...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from my two days at Deception Pass gardens... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-Tc7bHKZ/0/3eac18d7/XL/3.29.19%20Deception%20Pass%20dive%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-8Ff55cS/0/98e815df/XL/3.29.19%20Algae%20on%20Funnel%2...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

This weekend was the Grand Opening of Deception Pass for the shore divers. And to greet them, the marine life put on festive colors, just for the occasion. To prove the point I included photo I took in January. Notice that the Funnel sponge next to a dying Tan Finger sponge were the only interesting...
by Jan K
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The gates to Deception Pass, Little North Beach parking lot are open. And lots and lots of divers took advantage of sunny weather and small tidal exchange. Nevertheless, the currents were there too. Maya joins me for dive, temperature shock for her, her last dive was in 84 degrees Bligh Water in Fij...
by Jan K
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Deception Pass opened
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Deception Pass opened

Deception Pass.
The gate to Little North Gate is open to public. March 29, 2019.v :)
by Jan K
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Deception Pass opened
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Deception Pass opened

Deception Pass.
The gate to Little North Gate is open to public. March 29, 2019.v :)
by Jan K
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Curt.

Shrimp and slug from the Possession Point Finger clay wall apartments :)
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by Jan K
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

In all these years, I have seen hundreds, thousands of the Creeping Pedal cucumbers. Took pictures of them many times, open, closed, upside down. But only when I was looking for the mystery anemone and looking close at ALL the small critters, I found a close relative to the Psolus chitonoides, the P...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Puget Sound whale watching
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Puget Sound whale watching

Beauty is all around us, I see you have no problem finding it.
Thanks for sharing your observation. The largest critter in the water and yet, not so easy to see. In all those years spyhopping in Puget Sound, I never seen one underwater...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

During the search for the mystery anemone, I came across others which took time to identify.
Juveniles don't alway look like their parents ... :)
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by Jan K
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Interesting past couple weeks diving in the waters of Possession Point. On March 10th I came across a very small, less than quarter inch across anemone with a pattern I never seen before. So I took picture of it and continued my dive. Back home, I tried to find it in my marine life guide books, but ...
by Jan K
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4122
Views: 389790

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Some of the Skyline critters ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-pRHcKnh/0/46aca926/XL/3.19.19%20Skyline%20Lingcod%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-9dmKt53/0/7e751278/XL/3.19.19%20Whitespotted%20greenling%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrival...

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