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by Jan K
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers. Good visibility, over 40 feet ! Chance to see what the most southerly tip of Whidbey Island looks like beneath the waves. What it lacks in color, it makes up in shapes and texture . https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-kJn74Pm/0/b2fba66c/XL/11.13.19%20Possess...
by Jan K
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The old dock hauled off, some of the inhabitants refused to leave until their home left the water on trailer. Fortunately, gunnels and clingfish are accustomed to be exposed for little bit to air on low tides. We picked them up from the puddles in parking lot and returned them to the sea. Lion's man...
by Jan K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

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Wrapping up the Langley Harbor diving with a sleeping seal and clouds of fishies. Seventy minutes well spent. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-gJLk4sr/0/725144fe/XL/11.11.19%20Harbor%20seal%20sleeping%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-Z7QQLwb/0/72b...
by Jan K
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

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Not everything in Langley Harbor is about sea stars. Three male Whitespotted greenlings guarding their multicolored clusters of eggs. I am still trying to find out how different females manage to color their cluster so differently from the others, already laid in place. It is truly amazing feat, not...
by Jan K
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Curt, as you know so well, most of the stuff growing on docks and ship bottoms is not liked by the marine industry. Marine fouling does create its host of problems. But for a diver with a camera, they do offer food for the camera s memory card :nutty: Langley Harbor sea stars update. Some sea star w...
by Jan K
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from the Lagoon Point canal, the unlikely home for colorful underwater encounters. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-rqDBVPz/0/6fd33bf5/XL/11.5.19%20under%20the%20dock%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-QgCDH7N/0/d62657df/XL/11.5.19%20Plumose%20captured%...
by Jan K
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point - friend's boat dock. Replacing the old floating dock with a new one sparked my interest in documenting how long it will take for marine life to return to colonize it again. Sometimes described as "Marine fouling occurs when organisms attach themselves to underwater objects like boats, ...
by Jan K
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Curt, I learned early that every place on the earth contains a potential for discovery of something new and exiting ... So I keep on searching. Even in the muck of Lagoon Point canal. :) There are areas in the Lagoon Point canal where the visibility turns to almost zero, and white bacteria...
by Jan K
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point slugs. Muck diving brings sometimes nice surprises :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-HCLsh4q/0/5eb7f0be/X2/11.5.19%20Hedgpeth%27s%20sapsucker%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-rmdhM7S/0/6508e66e/X2/11.5.19%20Hedgpeth%27s%20sapsucker%20flasher%20-...
by Jan K
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline dive, part 2. Sea stars and Scaled crabs ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-63WbfqP/0/539011cc/XL/11.4.19%20Skyline%20dive%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-d9TJhCs/0/f952e4b8/XL/11.4.19%20Skyline%20Sun%20stars%20-XL....
by Jan K
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline - Whitespotted greenling attack. All the males of the greenling family are very protective of their egg nests. Regardless of the perceived intruder, they will charge, be it fish or diver ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-C3RqbPj/0/f61996a0/XL/11.4.19%20Skylli...
by Jan K
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Disappointment at Driftwood Park. Visibility deplorable, marine life minimal. Only one sea star found. The tires, normally home to some critters, bare. Only the wolf eel still renting its apartment in the old toilet... :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-p93jpvk/0/f5...
by Jan K
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from Penn Cove - not only starfish. Lots of Green sea urchins, some Graceful crabs, Moon snail and one "how this ended up here ?" wreck... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Coupeville-Penn-Cove/i-qLtdgTw/0/70896fca/XL/11.1.19%20Green%20urchins%20Wharf%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/C...
by Jan K
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

Great job in getting these shots from a cage!
by Jan K
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Little cold, but what a beautiful weather to start November in. My last survey of Coupeville wharf was back on June 7th. Time to check on the sea stars there. There are fewer of them now, but most are healthy, only three wasting... The water data from Penn Cove Shellfish Company stopped updating, th...
by Jan K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the Possession Point Fingers. October 24. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-ntCkdMv/0/22d0d728/XL/10.24.19%20Irish%20lord%20%20Possession%20Pt%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-gMVnfbs/0/f1964f56/XL/10.24.19%20Irish%20lord%20Warbonnet%20roc...
by Jan K
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers - Autumn dive https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-q33TPVM/0/c7d1ba83/XL/10.24.19%20Possession%20Pt.%20forest%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-Tc6DgkQ/0/1896d26d/XL/10.24.19%20Possession%20Fingers%20dive%201%20-XL.jpg https://photo...
by Jan K
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the Sunday dive at Keystone Jetty. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-ZTHfFZm/0/69bdaff4/XL/10.27.19%20Bull%20Kelp%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-sW79xs2/0/6048ae05/XL/10.27.19%20Scalyhead%20Longfin%20Ling%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com...
by Jan K
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

What a beautiful Sunday weather. Made even better with friends at Keystone . :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-cKKLZKB/0/e9d806da/XL/10.27.19%20Keystone%20dive%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-hK6jj4C/0/e08ee7bd/XL/10.27.19%20Eric%20Ling%20%20orange%...
by Jan K
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Curt, just another day in the life of a senior citizen ... Langley Harbor - Home of the one and only Two-Headed Giant Plumose Anemone !!! :) :) :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-vmz987n/0/e0ba89ae/XL/10.23.19%20Langley%20dive%201%20%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.co...
by Jan K
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

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by Jan K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

As the night descends on Langley Harbor, bigger fish eating smaller fish commences ... :burntchef: https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-tKf8VNQ/0/a15a8766/XL/10.18.19%20Rockfish%20eat%20gunnel%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-8QTTGsH/0/19098e18/XL/10.18....
by Jan K
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

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Facebook and internet in general. Yes, it does contain lots of divisive material, but here is an example what I enjoy about it. Couple months ago I came across a fish I had hard time to ID. It started discussion and more people chimed in, and then others found same fish on different dive and differe...
by Jan K
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The good news from Keystone- I did not see any sea star wasting. And Hornmouth eats barnacles and crabs are decorating... Life is good :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-2D4XSJ3/0/88f4c10f/XL/10.13.19%20Keystone%20Mottled%20stars%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4292
Views: 440238

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Blue skies just a memory? It rains and it rains. Throwback to a more cheerful day, Skyline on October 5th. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-qF228q8/0/75023b38/XL/10.5.19%20Skyline%20dive%203%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-rdwrVh...