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by Jan K
Sun May 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday May 25th. Under the overcast skies of Deception Pass, battle for territory unfolds in front of me. For more than fifteen minutes I watched two male Kelp greenlings fight for area of the underwater real estate which to my untrained eyes didn't look much different than the are few feet away. ...
by Jan K
Fri May 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

From the "DIDN'T I SEE THIS SOMEWHERE BEFORE ?" files :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Art/Artsy-miscel/i-nMb8pS2/0/59d93169/XL/5.23.19%20Fly%20on%20moss%20Basket%20star%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Art/Artsy-miscel/i-nS9xq44/0/049a2a90/XL/5.23.19%20Fly%20on%20moss%20Basket%20star%203...
by Jan K
Wed May 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

Fritz, that nut was what finally got me. I tried and tried, but it would not give, so I finally ordered a new valve. I knew it is SI-Tech, it says so on the inside piece. I was afraid to break something since I am not familiar with it and the U=Tube video did now show the same innards. But thank you...
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

After peeling off the sticker 2.5mm allen fits it and you can unscrew the little bolt and take off the cover plate. There is not spring under that cover, unlike in the video. the opening in the inside big nut takes a 4mm allen. When you turn it, you can hear the spring, but I didn't get beyond that....
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

Thank you guys for your help. I look at the large nut and see some signs of corrosion on the surface. Of course nothing big. But who knows what the spring looks like. I bough the suit second hand and got good use out of it. I think I buy a new valve. The intake is kind of important :) I appreciate y...
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

It is the large nut which has me stumped. Maybe I just buy a new valve ?
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

I watched the video, but the interior side looks different. THere is this large nut blocking and also I can get to the spring yet. It wasn't under the front part like shown in the video. :(
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

OK, I got it disassembled. How do I get to the o -rings?
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by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Drysuit repair

Thank you ! :)
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Drysuit repair
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Drysuit repair

My Whites drysuit inflator valve is leaking air into my drysuit. Does anybody locally repair/replace these? Thanks. At the moment I disconnect the hose once I reach depth, but then some water gets into my undies :( Whidbey critter tired of buoyancy problem. https://photos.smugmug.com/Architecture/Mi...
by Jan K
Tue May 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

National Geographic Kids describes the sea slug called the nudibranch, a slime-oozing creature with a boneless body. Many of them also sport brilliant colors and eye-catching patterns on their skin. In fact this sticky slug is often considered one of the most beautiful animals in the world. Their la...
by Jan K
Mon May 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Another new discovery, this time in the world of sea anemones. Canadian diver Neil McDaniel, marine naturalist, great photographer and keen observer noticed, that there are differences in anemones which till now were classified as Cribrinopsis fernaldi, the Crimson anemone. One prefers soft substrat...
by Jan K
Mon May 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: GPO attacks Gdog's camera and won't let go!

WOW ! Great footage !
I am glad Gdog still has his camera. Although the GPO could probably operate it, Sice it is not a member of NWDC, we would never see the results :)
by Jan K
Sun May 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And last few composites from the mid- May dives at Deception Pass. Dwarf stars, Velvet snail, fish inside sponge and some of the anemones ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-bH7R3gr/0/ad0549ac/XL/5.12.19%20Dwarf%20henricia%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/D...
by Jan K
Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Anemone riding a crab
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Anemone riding a crab

Yup. :)
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by Jan K
Sat May 18, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Encounter with some of the crabs in Deception Pass. Eat, mate, fight or be eaten, it is all part of life under the waves :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-BHM9tdR/0/4a5c21fa/XL/5.13.19%20UW%20Pass%20scene%20Sharpnose%20crab-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/De...
by Jan K
Fri May 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, Monday May 13. Nobody else shows up for diving, not even the fishermen on beach or in their boats. The sun does appear, a welcome sight after two days of overcast here. Some of the fishies ... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-K9xdjF4/0/3d7555ee/XL/5...
by Jan K
Thu May 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Deception Pass-Mothers Day weekend warm up report

Very nice pics, the Pass is the place to find colors galore, definitely my favorite site on Whidbey Island. It was good to meet you and your friend Cara on Sunday.
by Jan K
Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Curt. You are absolutely right, the Pass is magical, above and below. The sudden weather changes adding to the feeling of wilderness, although fog being not that welcome when sailing through a busy waterway... Sunday dive at Deception Pass. No fog, but marine layer over the area. Gray tops...
by Jan K
Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from the Saturday dive at Deception Pass. Diving with Maya was an additional treat.. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-9CGdKDF/0/8195ccb2/XL/5.11.19%20Maya%20JK%20Pass%20above%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-2FJw4MR/0/ae7...
by Jan K
Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few snapshots from Saturday dive. It was amazing how fast the fog moved in. Fortunately, we bring sun (although only artificial), with us. Once we turn on our underwater lights, the world around bursts with colors. Deception Pass always delivers :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whi...
by Jan K
Sun May 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Sunday May 12. I am sure mother would approve for me to spend morning with friends :)
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by Jan K
Sun May 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday May 11th. Deception Pass divers. Thanks Eric for delicious after dive barbecue!
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by Jan K
Sat May 11, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4153
Views: 400369

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Another critter going through a name change. One of many in these taxa challenging times... Nudibranch, common in our waters . https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-wTjHLXq/0/deed9055/XL/5.5.19%20Antiopella%20fusca%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-bFgSpBS/0/a7504d...

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