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by Jan K
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, July 30. No sea star wasting observed, the juvenile Sunflower stars are still at their same popular spots. Lots of Red rock crabs, not so many Dungeness. Crab traps all over the area... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-G7gkssK/0/b87fd2a8/XL/7.30.20%20Langley%20sur...
by Jan K
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, July 26-27. Hermit crab, mating slugs and some of the many Buffalo sculpins found these days all over the jetty... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-qxjHffm/0/c735778a/XL/7.26.20%20Tubeworm%20hermit%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-2LrzTn4/0...
by Jan K
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Not this one, Pat is far more effective in finding them, my eyes are failing.
So far this season, I have found only one, very small one :(
by Jan K
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, July 27. Always pleasure to meet the Queen of Keystone, Pat Gunderson. She knows where to find the tiniest critters living here and what is important, takes great pictures of them... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-MDLGdxn/0/1d14f8f4/XL/7.27.20%20Pat%20Gunderson-XL....
by Jan K
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, July 26th. It is matter of perspective, matter of preference. Do I enjoy the expansive sight of the underwater realm with its kelp forest, rocks covered with colorful sessile organism, the darting fish among them, OR, concentrate on the minute sized beauties of the same area? It is m...
by Jan K
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Wrapping up the Skyline "in poop" dive with few more scenes, including a mystery snail critter I did not see while taking picture of nearby sea star. Heavy cropping from a low quality shot. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-5sSh3sM/0/15515706/XL/7.25.20%20Clown%20dorid%2...
by Jan K
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline, July 25th. The water might have been contaminated, but the scenery was still nice. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-dnM7pcS/0/77bf9432/XL/7.25.20%20Gnarled%20clump%20sponge%20fish-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-sCmbxLH/0/8...
by Jan K
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

While I was enjoying the underwater sights of Skyline Wall, the sign about the spill was posted at the beach entry. Well, these days, it is perilous to be alive ... Ask the unfortunate Colorful Six-rayed star. So enjoy life while you can. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicini...
by Jan K
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, July 17th. And here are the juvenile Sunflower stars which hopefully will grow to adulthood and will spawn too. I hope it is not just my wishful thinking, it was dashed here before... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-FSCPsts/0/b15c44bc/XL/7.17.20%20Sunflower%20sta...
by Jan K
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Catching up with backlog of pictures. Langley Harbor, July 17th. Seeing so many Ochre stars spawning is a wonderful sight, showing hope for the future... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-VTjbMZG/0/60fa4f6f/XL/7.17.20%20Langley%20Star%20survey%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com...
by Jan K
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And back to the wonderful underwater world of Deception Pass. July 13th dive. Sea cucumbers, anemone eating sea cucumber, Sponges, Buffalo and tunicate. Plenty of color, rich marine life all over... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-XhMbSNz/0/021aff2e/X2/7.13.20%20P...
by Jan K
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass July 14th. Another day diving Whidbey Island premier spot. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-T9RSDx8/0/9fccbc26/X2/7.14.20%20Deception%20Pass%20dive%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-MB4PdrX/0/f3c5b0fd/X2/7.14...
by Jan K
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, July 13th. Under the sunny skies ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-pMqQqjN/0/d9b291b9/X2/7.13.20%20Deception%20Pass%20dive%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-wLqnnMw/0/8d858a52/X2/7.13.20%20Nanaimo%20dorid-X2...
by Jan K
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, July 12. The female Kelp greenlings are very tolerant of divers these days, swimming right up to me, not bothered by my camera strobes at all... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Fish/i-gMxrV5z/0/0acfbd22/X3/7.12.20%20female%20Kelp%20%20greenlings-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Juvenile Wolf eel roaming the Skyline realm... https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Fish/i-d4rkj3N/0/6cd9a72a/X3/7.10.20%20Juvenile%20Wolf%20eel%201-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Fish/i-wsdw5jR/0/40ce64d3/X3/7.10.20%20Juvenile%20Wolf%20eel%202-X3.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Faun...
by Jan K
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Must be the season for Buffaloes. Here is a small sample, they are real dressers, not two are wearing the same outfit. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-fbcspQq/0/73592ee1/XL/7.10.20%20Buffalo%20sculpin%20colors%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Isla...
by Jan K
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Candy from Friday July 10th dive at Skyline on Fidalgo Island.😀 https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-CdkDxhL/0/2a915e79/XL/7.10.20%20Skyline%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-87jN2wz/0/b8083962/XL/7.10.20%20Crimson%20anem%20Can...
by Jan K
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

July 8th. Following yesterday's dive on the south end, I dedicated Wednesday to the slimy algae at Driftwood Park in the middle of Whidbey. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-H7JhgTL/0/eadc82d8/X2/7.8.20%20Pond%201%20dive-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Drif...
by Jan K
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It was a busy week . Tuesday July 7th. visited the south end of Whidbey Island. the Possession Point Fingers. Schools of bait fish as I sometimes call silvery small fish of various species. Little bigger fish - Decorated warbonnet and Painted greenling, the largest fish I found was the Great sculpin...
by Jan K
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

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Saturday, July 11th. Another great day at the Pass. Lots of people, divers, tree climbers, tourists. Parking is becoming an issue :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-5sHGZqq/0/914f4ac2/X2/7.11.20%20Deception%20Pass%20dive%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/De...
by Jan K
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

When I noticed on my recent dive something very different with the Three spine stickleback, I was curious what is happening with the common fish. Well, it is a rather interesting story about one parasite's way to reproduce involving one specie of fish, the Three -spine stickleback. Probably not the ...
by Jan K
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Driftwood Park, July 2, 2020. After seven years, thus little medusa appeared again, this time encountering totally different environment. Back in 2013 it found home on Dead Mans Fingers algae , Codium fragile. Now it clings to Green Hair Algae, very hard to get to it with camera, but obviously, it d...
by Jan K
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Large Lobster at Redondo
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Large Lobster at Redondo

Bon appetite! They taste real good :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Crabs/i-jWNZfjC/0/11070e6c/X2/3.30.12%20American%20lobster%20b%20S%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Crabs/i-R5dwFPc/0/b69f03d6/X2/3.30.12%20Lobster%20speared%20S%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Fl...
by Jan K
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, June 29th. Returning to search for the elusive Ear shells and the baby Lumpsucker every, but me found here. I am happy to report that I did find what I was looking for, but my point& shoot camera in my hands did not do well capturing the cute little fish hopping around the blades of ...
by Jan K
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4467
Views: 510541

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...