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by Jan K
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 540

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

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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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

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: 4287
Views: 437449

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: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

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...
by Jan K
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

With the onset of winter, you can expect some changes in Keystone kelp :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-RLZwGR3/0/222787c9/XL/9.14.19%20Kelp%20encrusting%20bryozoan%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-CdJ8VtB/0/d38f0f2f/XL/10.11.19%20Kelp%20encrusting%20br...
by Jan K
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Everybody who dives Keystone Jetty notices, that the place is overrun with Green sea urchins. However, finding a different urchin specie here is unusual. I wonder how it got there. The odd individual doesn't stay around for long neither... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-X6sfhz4/0/...
by Jan K
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone's attempt to look tropical :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-vgqtmKK/0/6914fbd2/XL/10.13.19%20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-BptXHP5/0/3ec5fd7f/XL/10.13.19%20Keystone%20color%20Longfin%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4287
Views: 437449

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thanks, Gdog. Keystone Jetty. Until now, all my photos of Stearn's Ear Shell depicted it as a flat blob on top of its favorite tunicate, blending in perfectly. Finally I got few shots of what it looks like from different angles. No snail was hurt during the process. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Oth...
by Jan K
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: God's Pocket Oct 7-11 2019

WOW, just WOW !!!
I can only imagine how great you had to feel finally not only find the Rock greenlings, but managed to get such beautiful pictures of them. And of course, all the other shots are so amazing. I am looking forward for more ! :)