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by Jan K
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Down the memory line
Replies: 374
Views: 99018

Re: Down the memory line

One more mission of the research vessel Egabrag III. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Down-the-Memory-Lane-1990-/i-Nczj29K/0/42f82038/XL/1991%20Ship%20trail%20cloud%20hunt%201A-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Down-the-Memory-Lane-1990-/i-RqHKkpZ/0/dff8d781/XL/1991%20Ship%20-trail%20cloud%202...
by Jan K
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Another critter missing around Whidbey underwater scene. Where there were fields of Sea pens - empty sandy plain. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-pqWHVNd/0/5153e73e/XL/1.17.20%20where%20critters%20gone%20Sea%20pen-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-nPktksZ...
by Jan K
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Down the memory line
Replies: 374
Views: 99018

Re: Down the memory line

After four years, I decided to add little more to my Memory Lane. After watching Space-X landing on the barges off Florida, it brought back memories when Egabrag III was involved in some pioneering ideas how to make space exploration cheaper. The year was 1990 and 1991. And since the rocket scientis...
by Jan K
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Another one in the "Where have all the critters gone, long time passing ?" series...
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by Jan K
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

While the snow and icy roads discourage road travel, I am at home, looking at old photos.
How much have some of my favorite dive localities changed. And not for better. :(
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by Jan K
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

Jan, your photo compositions are stunning as always. I love your dive log- it's a work of art! What application do you use to make your photo collages? The only lens I have seen in my price range right now is the Backscatter M52 Wide Angle Air lens. I will need to buy a wide lens before my Indonesi...
by Jan K
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

Another vote for the Olympus TG. Here are some with TG-5. One external strobe & wide angle wet lens. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-HfSHJsd/0/7b264514/X2/12.22.19%20White-lined%20dirona-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-VgTWzjW/0/f89a3f93/X2/11.5.19%20Grunt%20sc...
by Jan K
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And the Sea Star Wasting Disease continues to decimate the diversity of star species here in Langley Harbor. Leather stars are slowly appearing to be the most common star on the tire reef. Interestingly, they were a rare sight prior to the outbreak of the disease. Ochre, Mottled and Pink stars are s...
by Jan K
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

First dive of 2020 at Langley. I choose it for ease of entry, since I am nursing my calf injury. It was not the best decision, although the dive went just fine, the leg is now back into a recovery mode. Diving put on hold, again. :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-9CpjTdV/0/3eff...
by Jan K
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor sea star survey. December 2019. Numbers are way down, even if I did not see any new cases of wasting. Just one sickly looking Ochre star. I did find some very small juveniles, babies, but I have found them last winter in great numbers, but it don't seem to be repopulating this localit...
by Jan K
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty these days - lots of sea urchins, less sea stars. :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-xmLGNjP/0/6eab8ddb/XL/12.26.19%20Keystone%20Green%20urchins-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-WMTn3fM/0/129c6368/XL/12.26.19%20Keystone%20star%20survey-XL.jpg
by Jan K
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Couple more fish from the Keystone dive. Although we are getting close to the season when Lingcod lay eggs, none of the huge individuals were present at this time. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-4QHKFgQ/0/ea5923ee/XL/12.26.19%20Scalyhead%20sculpin-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com...
by Jan K
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

While the tides are good, the weather is unpredictable, the southerly winds ranging from breezy to strong. Before Christmas the forecast was for light wind for Thursday and Friday, only to be updated at Christmas day to gale warning. Since it was predicted to hit later in the afternoon, I sneaked in...
by Jan K
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Keystone 12/26 and 27
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Ketstone 12/26 and 27

Sounds good, hope to see you there.
by Jan K
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Just in time for Christmas, I dipped my toes into our cold waters again :) Searching the muck for slugs, finding few, including couple of the new residents - Enosima aeolid. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-HfSHJsd/0/7b264514/XL/12.22.19%20White-lined%20dirona-XL.jpg https://photos.sm...
by Jan K
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

On behalf of all the Whidbey Island critters :
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!! :) :) :)
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by Jan K
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: ThThTh 12/12 - Lumpy and Photo Upload edition

Beautiful. All of them !
by Jan K
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: The Banda Sea aboard the MSY Seahorse

By now, when Stephen post something from his trip, you know you are in for a special treat. The Banda Sea does not disappoint. Superb work, above and underwater. Thanks a lot !
by Jan K
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you GD, I sure miss diving... Menwhile, still under the weather, no diving. Except diving into recent memory. Like when I promised Maya thousands of fish and they didn't show up :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-QgSJRsT/0/bba09051/XL/11.24.19%20fish%20no%20fish%20-XL.jpg ...
by Jan K
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The new visitor (maybe even our new resident) nudibranch made it to the Slugsite as "The Ophisthobranch of the Week".

http://slugsite.us/bow2007/nudwk1124.ht ... 81R2IoXG_8
by Jan K
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Since still I can't dive :( , here are few from past dive at Keystone I forgot to process. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-mf3rgNH/0/08dcd247/XL/11.10.19%20Keystone%20Pilings%20stars%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-KpgfmJ6/0/68924a09/XL/11.10.19%20picnic...
by Jan K
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the December Deception Pass dive. Two days later, nasty head cold put my diving on hold :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-W3fpNSx/0/39454248/X2/12.6.19%20Deception%20Pass%204%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-ZT...
by Jan K
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, December 6th. Sea star survey. The good news, no wasting sighted. I sure miss the colors of summer. The sea cucumbers are dormant, not feeding, so their red color is missing at the seascape, winter currents are not that friendly neither. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pas...
by Jan K
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dive Insurance ....
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: Dive Insurance ....

This is pretty disheartening for sure. Especially for divers that have relied on DAN for so many years and then... “Sorry you’re too old.” DAN seemed to rise above some of the issues that plague the industry. Before someone blasts me, I do understand risk, costs, etc... However, there are ways to p...
by Jan K
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4323
Views: 455644

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Jan, This is so cool. Your skill as an observer continues to astound me. Your historical vignette about Hirohito's passion for marine biology strikes a nostalgic chord for me. In 1969, while convalescing from wounds, I was assigned to the naval hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Bike riding accelerated m...