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by Jan K
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty June 28th. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-mWcJCbx/0/9af58f4f/XL/6.28.20%20Eric%2C%20Jess%2C%20Buffalo%20sculpin-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-5HcgnsD/0/1f3e0ef8/XL/6.28.20%20Mosshead%20warbonnet-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keys...
by Jan K
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers, June 23rd. Regardless how many times I dive the few places on Whidbey Island, there is a pleasant surprise to find something new. At first I thought that the slug on the Speckled compound tunicate is just a color variation of the Stearn's Ear Shell I sometimes find on Keyst...
by Jan K
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the Friday June 26th Deception Pass dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-Zbmv9B5/0/1a3b5dd6/X2/6.26.20%20Mottled%20stars%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-DNd8VN7/0/ee4ae8c5/X2/6.26.20%20Blood%20star-X2.jpg http...
by Jan K
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

June 26, 2020. It is official now, in the State of Washington, wearing mask is mandatory, where and whenever social distancing is not possible. This Friday, at the Deception Pass, it was not necessary, since there were only three of us, the DP addicts, Eric, Scuba Jess and I. :) :) :) https://photos...
by Jan K
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I see sand dollars sometimes when walking on Double Bluff beach as the tide is running out, I dont dive there as it is too shallow for a long ways and visibility not so good. June 21, Langley Harbor sea star survey. The resurgence of Sunflower stars is a very welcome sight. https://photos.smugmug.co...
by Jan K
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

June 19, 2020. Checking on the Sunflower stars in Holmes Harbor. They are still there and they are healthy... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holmes-Harbor-Freeland-WA/i-hb8VNCR/0/bb068b1b/X2/6.19.20%20Holmes%20harbor%20dive%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holmes-Harbor-Freeland-WA/i...
by Jan K
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

June 14, just another Sunday at Keystone Jetty. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-nDS4NQd/0/caed3c8a/XL/6.14.20%20Keystone%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-HL64zZF/0/bdfd9bfd/XL/6.14.20%20%20juv%20Lion%27s%20mane%20jelly-XL.jpg https://photos.smu...
by Jan K
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Only sure way is to see the slug laying the eggs. I guess the ones I see from past experience and if there is that slug nearby. You can search for match on line
http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1790
by Jan K
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass June 11-15 miscellany. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-ktznFJd/0/ea40b534/X2/6.15.20%20Monterey%20dorids%20mate-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-PWsNR7x/0/f56996c1/X2/6.15.20%20Noble%20dorid-X2.jpg https://photos....
by Jan K
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

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The Slug Site featured today the unassuming Aldisa tara I found at Deception Pass as the BOW (Branch of the Week). The posting was the collective effort of my friends, Dave Behrens helped with the identification, Hans Bertsch did the the write-up and Mike Miller runs the great site which deals with ...
by Jan K
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Looking for crabs in Deception Pass. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-T23KgXf/0/670fc32c/X2/6.13.20%20critters%20other%20eyes-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-QdztBZf/0/59532d40/X2/6.13.20%20Graceful%20deco%20crab%20salon-X2.jpg ...
by Jan K
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, Saturday June 13th. Third dive in this tide cycle, this time the Little North Beach parking filled with cars. Many divers, so it was like a reunion for us, it was nice to see friends again. Four fishermen choose to cast their hooks exactly at the spot where divers enter and exit the ...
by Jan K
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

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Curt, it is moments like this what keeps me diving the same spots again and again. Personal satisfaction to find something I did not see before ... When the Mottled sea star touched the Plumose anemone, the anemone did not like the breach of social distancing rule and released stinging defensive fil...
by Jan K
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

June 12. Day 2 of the Deception Pass dive mini marathon. In the rainy morning I am joined by two friends, also Pass addicts, Eric and Scuba Jess. Highlight of the dive for me was finding new to me slug, King's aldisa. At first I thought it was flatworm, since I did not see any rhinophores or gills. ...
by Jan K
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

June 12. Day 2 of the Deception Pass dive mini marathon. In the rainy morning I am joined by two friends, also Pass addicts, Eric and Scuba Jess. Highlight of the dive for me was finding new to me slug, King's aldisa. At first I thought it was flatworm, since I did not see any rhinophores or gills. ...
by Jan K
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It was a busy week at Deception Pass. It started on Thursday, June 11th. It rained, the slack was quite early, I had the Pass to myself. No other divers, no fishermen, no tourists. Because of the overcast weather above, it was little too dark down below. The many Monterey dorid slugs didn't mind. Bu...
by Jan K
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

So it is kind of slimy, but if I am right, and it is what I think, it helps us live... I am lost in the world of algae. So if somebody knows more, please educate me. Meanwhile, lets dive into the rather slimy water :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-KZfLkvr/0/b7fd73...
by Jan K
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Driftwood Park. June 4. Japanese invasion in the Whidbey Ponds. :) Japan mussels, sometimes clinging on Japanese wireweed. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-WK22dWQ/0/997ba983/X2/6.4.20%20Driftwood%20Park%20Pond%202%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwoo...
by Jan K
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Happy Birthday Yellow Eye!!!!!!

Happy Birthday, as Jess mentioned, you excel in so many things! Keep it going for many, many more years! :)
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by Jan K
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, June 3. Visibility is bad these days, planktonic soup all the way down to the tire reef. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-52VLSdj/0/93a49898/XL/6.3.20%20Langley%20star%20survey-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-c7b79d6/0/ffe11c0e/XL/6.3.2...
by Jan K
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty. Wrap up of the June 1st dive... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-w6Pf6s7/0/810bbf2b/XL/6.1.20%20Dendronotus%20frondosus-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-ppgvbPC/0/fec96b0d/XL/6.1.20%20Pacific%20corambe%20bryozoan-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug....
by Jan K
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty. Baby Mosshead warbonnet, Puget Sound rockfish and Sharpnose crab for you Sunday morning viewing pleasure. Dash of color on this gray, drizzly daybreak. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-mjLxZc9/0/0e60254a/XL/6.1.20%20juv%20Mosshead%20warbonnet-XL.jpg https://photos...
by Jan K
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!

Happy Birthday Scuba Jess!
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by Jan K
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone June 1. Starting the new month at the island's popular diving hole. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-DmD5Ps3/0/8e3de76c/XL/6.1.20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20Lingcod%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-48zRZBm/0/6ed9ccf8/XL/6.1.20%20Scalyhead%20s...
by Jan K
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4441
Views: 501153

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Shrimp and oysters. Not, this is not the menu at the local seafood restaurant. Just some critters living under and among the driftwood :) :) :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-9N35mwQ/0/0fb70cc8/X2/5.24.20%20Pacific%20oyster%202-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Oth...