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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: 4104
Views: 384462

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: 4104
Views: 384462

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...
by Jan K
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Skyline Wall dive. Almost summer-like weather above, Spring colors below... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-mWS5cCD/0/0d01b323/XL/3.19.19%20Skyline%20UW%20scene%20sculpin%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-RnJCn3w/0/36d2a29c/XL/3.19.19%20Pink%20Mouth%20Hydroid%...
by Jan K
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Lagoon Point muck dive. Twelve different slugs in the small area around the docks plus a land slug on the shore. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-JS6CcFm/0/76cd2427/XL/3.15.19%20Lagoon%20Pt%20slugs%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-qhhpBLL/0/be9446ce/XL/3.15.19...
by Jan K
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Checking out marine life under the dock at Lagoon Point. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-FzMR7Xb/0/132ff6aa/XL/3.15.19%20feather%20worms%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-Km38Prf/0/01aec5b7/XL/3.15.19%20feather%20worms%20%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugm...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Scubie Doo, I don't think you can visit Fiji and not to partake in the Kava ceremony. The friendliest people on the Earth= Fijians. However, I think the Kava is an acquired taste thing, for the time being, I stick with coffee :) Possession Point Fingers dive. Spring arrived few days ahead of schedul...
by Jan K
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Time to wrap up the Fiji tropical dive trip with some of the fishy encounters. Last dive with Vanunavu divers. Thank you Semi and the team ... Bula and Vinaka https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-JnZXbmb/0/84e339ba/XL/1.28.19%20Hakuna%20M%20%20Moray%20eel%201%20-XL.jpg https://p...
by Jan K
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh in Indonesia
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

It is impossible to pick up favorites, you guys sure came back with a treasure chest of fantastic photos. What a show ! Fantastic camera work.
Thanks for sharing.
by Jan K
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Walking on low tide beach pays off with great views, in Sand dollars and mother ghost shrimp. That sounds like a good reward to be the nature's friend. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-tMSDtLF/0/2ee2fe91/XL/3.13.19%20Double%20Bluff%20San%20dollar%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Langley Harbor Sea Star survey. Some wasting, most stars healthy. And the good news, Sunflower stars, even if only small ones, sighted :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Wasting-Sea-Star-Syndrome/i-dB8MhSL/0/7c6e35b7/XL/3.13.19%20Langley%20survey%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Wasting-S...
by Jan K
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

March Slugfest at Possession Point Fingers ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/SLUGS/i-hSQmf2t/0/28ca527e/XL/3.10.19%20Possession%20Point%20dive%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/SLUGS/i-LLXz4HQ/0/df428396/XL/3.10.19%20Poss%20Pt%20%20Flabellina%20trophina%20-XL.jpg https://...
by Jan K
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Follow up on the Painted greenling egg nests post. I can't find information how the female manages to color her eggs just to be different from the eggs already deposited in the nest by other female fish. All the studies dealing with spawning and reproduction mention the color separation, but nobody,...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Painted greenling, Possession Point Fingers, March 5, 2019. Painted greenlings, Whitespotted greenlings, Buffalo sculpins, Red Irish Lords are just some of local fish where we see a male guarding multi-colored egg clusters . Here is one theory of why it is so ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flo...
by Jan K
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Monday morning visit to the tropics. https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-kJTkqGX/0/29958e35/XL/1.28.19%20Hakuna%20M%20Green%20sponge%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-F93SwCc/0/8cf018fd/XL/1.28.19%20Hakuna%20M%20%20Organ%20pipe%20coral%20-XL.jp...
by Jan K
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Gumboot chiton spawning, Keystone Jetty, March 4, 2019. Unlike in many spawning events of these large chitons, this time none of the dozen participants displayed the typical erected pose in which they release the gametes into the water. All of them did it remaining in their everyday position, clingi...
by Jan K
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

While snow flakes descend again on our weary heads on this seventh day of March, time to bring back little bit of tropical colors :) Diving the Neptune's Rhapsody and Hakuna Matata reefs. https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-3Nv2vVg/0/84cc0a59/XL/1.28.19%20Neptune%27s%20R%20Comb...
by Jan K
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Tom, Gdog, happy to share scenes from our world underwater. One of the reasons I enjoy diving is the possibility, that regardless how many times I dive in the same spot, there is always a chance to find something I never seen before. After nice dive on the northern end of Whidbey in the De...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Fiji has soft corals to color up the reefs, Whidbey Island has sponges ans anemones to help out to brighten up the underwater scene :) However, some of the Tan Finger sponges are getting sick again. Like last year, but since they seem to recover then, maybe it is just a cyclical thing with them. htt...
by Jan K
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Interrupting the coverage from the tropics with a dip in our cold Whidbey Island waters. Sea star survey at Deception Pass, first day of March... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/New-Arrivals/i-T8dcVwD/0/76f090e7/XL/3.1.19%20%20Pass%20Sea%20Star%20survey%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/O...
by Jan K
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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No scuba diving on Saturday, so we snoop around the nearby mangroves... https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-5LFJ3Gw/0/d5036a20/XL/1.26.19%20Red%20mangrove%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-NzrfL9H/0/d6ebf35f/XL/1.26.19%20Red%20mangrove%202%...
by Jan K
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

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Diving into Neptune's Rhapsody, Fiji ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-9ngXz2P/0/30e15033/XL/1.28.19%20Neptune%27s%20R%20UW%20acropora%20scene%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-2vhWngj/0/d29200a9/XL/1.28.19%20Neptune%27s%20R%20UW%20scene%...
by Jan K
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few critters encountered on walks around Wananavu Resort, Viti Levu Island, Fiji https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-Q2xhvBQ/0/e6c6c268/XL/1.26.19%20Mud-flat%20crab%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-M3WsFD3/0/c1526e20/XL/1.26.19%20Horned%20ghos...
by Jan K
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Liking whales, seabirds, tropical oysters, well, why not ? If that means weird, count me in :) What about Blue lobsters and Carnation corals ? https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-34nfP4H/0/81985d4f/XL/1.28.19%20Neptune%27s%20R%20UW%20scene%20lobster%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smu...
by Jan K
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thanks Tangfish, tropics do show off their colors even in worms. Flatworms that is :) Encrusting sponges beautifying Giant Honeycomb Oysters... https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-qxzKxkk/0/6cae1f0a/XL/1.27.19%20Mainstreet%20Oyster%20Blue%20sponge%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugm...
by Jan K
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4104
Views: 384462

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Flatworm and slug to brighten up your Sunday :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-pwcTDBM/0/7accb795/XL/1.27.19%20Fuchsia%20flatworm%20AM%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Underwater/Fiji-January-2019/i-CM24zxB/0/f520c32a/XL/1.24.19%20Amaz%20Maze%20coral%20Slender%20roboas...

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