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by Jan K
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lined Compound Ascidian mystery. How each tunicate colony manages to acquire colors so different from its neighbor, filtering the same water ? https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-rX2GCgd/0/7b2f58a1/X2/9.9.19%20Lagoon%20Point%20dive%201%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Po...
by Jan K
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thanks, after all these years seeing only the top portion, now I saw the rest of it. Why it was exposed like this, I have no idea.
by Jan K
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

First time to find the Orange (in this case in red color) Feather Duster worm out in the open. Usually I see only their crown which quickly disappears underground when it detects my presence. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-cxGgzpF/0/45f003f1/XL/9.14.19%20Orange%20feather%20duster%...
by Jan K
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I wonder if love for the Kelp Greenlings blossoms in the fall? On this dive they ignored my intrusion into their space and let me click away... I have to admit, they present quite a glamorous pair. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-gB7XgLG/0/30650a48/XL/9.14.19%20Kelp%20greenlings...
by Jan K
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

What we do on our dives ? We look for critters :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-jtkSgX6/0/ce051f17/XL/9.14.19%20Keystone%20baby%20fish%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-7LT3b99/0/e2c365a2/XL/9.14.19%20Nirupam%20Kelp%20crab%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday at Keystone. Little bit windy and overcast above, but underwater quite nice. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-WqkhFW4/0/fb91f515/XL/9.14.19%20Keystone%20dive%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-N2JDN6j/0/977be4f7/XL/9.14.19%20Keystone%20UW%20scen...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The official Keystone Mosshead Warbonnet salute :)
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by Jan K
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point dive - the rest of the story. Some fish and some invertebrates ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-5sTfpPd/0/ef15b5b3/XL/8.30.19%20Sand-rose%20anemone%20Great%20sculpin%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-cLK3n7F/0/5a252dcf/XL/8.30.19%20...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Well, it sure didn't take long. The identifying game is getting harder and more confusing by the day. It used to be the domain of common names, thanks to the advances in DNA and other research, the scientific one joined the circus. Thanks to a note from a fellow diver and underwater photographer (th...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers slugfest. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-5mxKfN8/0/a28a8e12/XL/8.30.19%20Possession%20Fingers%20dive%202%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-VvLZjdq/0/19816b13/XL/8.30.19%20Janolus%20fuscus%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/O...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Slime Star?
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Slime Star?

Yes, Slime, Cushion - rose by any name would smell as sweet :)
Pteraster tesselatus for the scientifically inclined .
by Jan K
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The highlight of Saturday Keystone Jetty dive: Blue topsnail spawning ... And ScubaJess' toenails :) :) :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-BNfHDmF/0/2da94f9d/XL/9.7.19%20Blue%20topsnail%20spawn%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-FjVcmwH/0/ce2c2ffd/XL/9....
by Jan K
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday dive at Keystone Jetty.
Making bubbles and collecting memories with friends...
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by Jan K
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Of course, visit to Skyline would not be complete without a juvenile Wolf eel ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-9KDNZXW/0/4c2db524/XL/9.5.19%20Skyline%20juv%20Wolf%20eel%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-4Hssx3X/0/89c02578/X...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Beautiful September day at Skyline on Fidalgo Island. Blowing bubbles and taking pictures. Life is good ... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-hPthnMX/0/2baa3bbd/XL/9.5.19%20Skyline%20dive%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-N2j...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130 SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130

Thank's ScubaJess, I am waiting for his answer, I will keep you posted.
by Jan K
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Feeling sluggish on this Thursday morning? Here are some associates from DP... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-jMFdFVd/0/568db750/X2/8.25.19%20Leopard%20dorid%20eat%20sponge%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-s5cj8dm/0/501f2...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130 SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130

I live on Whidbey Island.
You can send me PM and we can figure out how to make the transaction
by Jan K
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130 SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Olympus TG-6 housing for sale- $130

I am interested, where are you located?
by Jan K
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from the Labor Day dive at Keystone Jetty: https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-24b6kB3/0/71e1c79c/XL/9.2.19%20Lingcod%20Cockerell%20dorid%20%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-zwbnS5M/0/e207dee1/XL/9.2.19%20Scalyheads%20Longfin%20Dwarf%20-XL.jpg https://ph...
by Jan K
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It was a busy Labor Day Monday at Keystone. Some of the critters I met on my dive there... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-wRFj6p7/0/6aae0f93/XL/9.2.19%20Keystone%20dive%201%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-hXX4HZc/0/e49ea98a/XL/9.2.19%20Keystone%20div...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Birthday H2O Doc!!
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Happy Birthday H2O Doc!!

Happy Birthday young man!
Don't pay too much attention to the numbers, I dive more now than when I was 16 :)
by Jan K
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline, Fidalgo Island. Lots of colors and critters which make Skyline such delightful dive. Stimpson's sun stars, Buffalo sculpins, cucumbers and anemones to name just few ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-PRKJXDT/0/c38d1d21/XL/8.26.19%20Red%20Irish%20lord%20Skykin...
by Jan K
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Not many time I do two dives on the same day, last Sunday the tides were just right to lure me out to do just that. Keystone Jetty is becoming much more colorful lately, thanks partially to Orange Social Ascidians... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-v2XJXk9/0/f65626ad/XL/8.25.19%20K...
by Jan K
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4245
Views: 426674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Sunday August 25th. Third day of Deception Pass delights. And the sun is shining, unlike on the two previous days. Many tourists on the beach, but not one other diver shows up ... Happy to report, that although not numerous, the sea stars I did come across are still healthy. https://photos.smugmug.c...