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by Jan K
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the January Deception Pass dive ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-jHt4nP5/0/2a625855/XL/1.15.19%20Deception%20Pass%20UW%20scene%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-qtGRtPC/0/206f69b0/XL/1.15.19%20Red-brown%20encr...
by Jan K
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The currents were not the friendliest, visibility only about 12 silty feet, but Deception Pass is always a treat. Frost on the ground and only visitors on the beach were two seagulls looking for a handout. No wasting observed in any of the sea stars, so another survey with welcome results. :) https:...
by Jan K
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor survey. Only one wasted sea star, which is a good news. What I found interesting was the large gathering on Noble dorids. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-q5H7vHz/0/93561958/XL/1.13.19%20Langley%20survey%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-HxzR...
by Jan K
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The season of Lingcod guarding egg masses is upon us. Be prepared for encounters with some bad tempered individuals :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-rVP2kPn/0/3bbc9a96/XL/1.11.19%20Lingcod%20guards%20eggs%20a%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-TdQmcbS/0/cf49f...
by Jan K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I don't know the history, I think the parking area is fine, but the tailings from dredging were just deposited there and as I recall not much of compacting went into the effort. I am not engineer, but remember Pete shoveling access path on the new deposited rim, it was very loose, so I am not surpri...
by Jan K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty mix. Some above and some under. If the beach erosion continues, we will be soon parking on the highway :( Although the scene above looks bleak, there is still color to be found underwater. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-RRLRxzL/0/0246d8fe/XL/1.11.19%20Keystone%20Jetty...
by Jan K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Thursday Night Crew hits Lumpy Night at Redondo
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Thursday Night Crew hits Lumpy Night at Redondo

Great pictures, Happy crowd, too bad that Redondo is on the other side of the world ...
by Jan K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Alki Octo show.

It never gets old. Thanks for sharing ...
by Jan K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"

Nice set. Once they guard eggs, watch out ! No more resting then! :)
by Jan K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone is hosting gathering of Wrinkled dogwinkle snails as it does every winter. This year it seems that there are attending the reproductive convention in larger numbers than year ago. Is this happening in such numbers elsewhere in Puget Sound also ? https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals...
by Jan K
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It has been a while since I visited Keystone's old wharf, better known as The Pilings. It used to be a home to clouds of fish, many octopus and juvenile Wolf eels and Plumose and Painted anemones were presented in much more numbers. But as the time passes, there is less and less of variety, so I now...
by Jan K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Two more critters from Skyline dive... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-68PX2xF/0/4082e73f/XL/12.31.18%20Giant%20Pile%20Worm%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-nTWmxCZ/0/7536777f/XL/12.31.18%20Giant%20Pile%20Worm%202-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-A...
by Jan K
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Another place which was hit hard by the December wind storm, not far from Keystone, is the appropriately named Driftwood Park. Lot of the driftwood which gave the beach its name ended up in the two shallow ponds created during road construction. Some of the wood even covered the main highway and was...
by Jan K
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty Saturday dive, more views from underwater, post storm scenery. Chunk of concrete bearing the Geo marker ended up underwater, many feet away from its original position. The Wrinkled dogwinkle snails are gathering for their annual mating/ egg laying, covering many of the jetty rocks. As...
by Jan K
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The wall built to protect the Keystone boat launch area was not a match for the destructive power of the storm.
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by Jan K
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

This winter seems to punch our region hard. The storm of December 20 completely changed the Keystone Jetty landscape above the water. My first dive there since that storm, this time on glassy calm day, provided some new features underwater as well. The Keystone Harbor Entrance Light 2 did not surviv...
by Jan K
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thanks Chris, the enjoyment is mutual, I like your work too... :) Skyline, Fidalgo Island. Black sea cucumbers spawning. As they do every December ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-8pM3NMR/0/50e6687b/XL/12.31.18%20Skyline%20uw%20scene%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-...
by Jan K
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers. Red Irish Lords guarding eggs and Northern Kelp Crabs congregate ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-BF3Cqrm/0/d6cbffc6/XL/1.1.19%20Red%20Irish%20lords%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-vDmnNSj/0/68932a3c/XL/1.1.19%20Red%20Irish%2...
by Jan K
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

January 1. First dive of 2019 - Possession Point Fingers... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-RpW3DxC/0/f0cafcc3/XL/1.1.19%20Possession%20Fingers%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-q4JrF3r/0/68c4f132/XL/1.1.19%20Rockfish%20Fingers%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos...
by Jan K
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Nudi New Years
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Happy Nudi New Years

I like slugs ! :)
It was great to meet you in person at Skyline. Not a bad way to say goodbye to 2018 :)
by Jan K
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent Dives
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Recent Dives

I like them all, covering a wide range of subjects, each one carries its own beauty ,
I always like slugs, especially ...
by Jan K
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Last dive of 2018 - Skyline. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-CqBLkzn/0/851e801b/XL/12.31.18%20Skyline%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-zncbkDk/0/863d2175/XL/12.31.18%20Thick-strap%20sponge%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-zftdpDb/...
by Jan K
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Happy New Year. "Beauty is everywhere - you only have to look to see it." (Bob Ross). Even in the mouth of the Painted sea anemone... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-Q3XC8Cd/0/0e3672c5/XL/12.29.18%20Painted%20anemone%20mouth%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/L...
by Jan K
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor. Critters and little bit of history about the tire reef which made this locality a dive destination in the past, before the expansion of the harbor closed it for diving. There is now noticeable decline in variety and numbers of marine life comparing to the "good old days". A...
by Jan K
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4051
Views: 368699

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Curt, there are Sand dollars here, but did not see them on this dive. Lion's mane jellyfish encounter, Holmes Harbor. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-gdnwdNm/0/7dc43a46/XL/12.17.18%20Lion%27s%20Mane%20jelly%20JK%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-gWRLrTX/0/37e8...

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