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by Jan K
Fri May 14, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers, May 11th. Highlight ? Two juvenile Decorated warbonnets :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-hzsm8jQ/0/4460d14a/XL/5.11.21%20Possession%20Fingers%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-3fF2MSm/0/9b89cdd2/XL/5.11.21%20juv%20De...
by Jan K
Wed May 12, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass May 5th. Third day of dives here, note the discrepancy in slack predictions between the old and new current tables. I did find my focusing light the day before. no new critters found on this dive. I just enjoyed, as I always do, the underwater garden here. https://photos.smugmug.com/O...
by Jan K
Tue May 11, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Saturday May 8th. Keystone Jetty. Nice weather brought many divers to enjoy the jetty. The visibility wasn't that great, for majority of diver/photographers, macro was the call of the day. There are signs that Bull Kelp is coming up, at least in the area away from the jetty. I did not manage to meet...
by Jan K
Mon May 10, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Bark and wood at Redondo
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Bark and wood at Redondo

The Driftwood Ponds are also affected by the rotting driftwood .
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by Jan K
Mon May 10, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

May 4th, Deception Pass. More from the dive encounters. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-6KfGfKN/0/efda849d/X2/5.4.21%20Pahoihoi%20scooter%20diver-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-DBCCw4K/0/97786be5/X2/5.4.21%20Jess%20Solitary%20...
by Jan K
Sat May 08, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Rich, at the dive sites you will be missed , but not forgotten ...
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by Jan K
Fri May 07, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

May 3rd. Not often I am met by professional photographer as I exit the water. But this Monday I did and we had nice long conversation about our common interests, although he is not diver. Afterward, he send me picture of what a wrinkled, old guy looks like after spending one hour in Pass water :) ht...
by Jan K
Thu May 06, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

May 3rd. The Pass. With a leaky pressure gauge (again), I stayed shallow and close to the beach, checking out the nearby kelp forest. I was glad to see the Bull kelp rising up from the carpet of more close to the ground growing seaweed... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Islan...
by Jan K
Mon May 03, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

May 1st. Few more from Langley Harbor. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-XFqHv8T/0/ace18d50/XL/5.1.21%20Nanaimo%20dorid%20eggs-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-GK9qgnJ/0/00884225/XL/5.1.21%20Spotted%20Aglajid%20eggs-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Othe...
by Jan K
Sun May 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

May 1st. Langley Harbor. 6:30 AM. Bad visibility first 20 feet. Like 3 feet. Then it opened up to 12 feet until the tide turned and got bad again. So that was my way to begin May diving... The good news? I found 7 juvenile Sunflower stars. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-j8t6mf3...
by Jan K
Sat May 01, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Whale update
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Whale update

Interesting. After all the bad news about starving whales ending on beaches, it is great to hear that "our" Sounders are doing OK. And sharing their good fortune with new ones ...
by Jan K
Sat May 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Last dive of April 2021. The currents were not favorable, there was minus tide, but I managed. The return to the beach took some work for the current was very strong all the way to the shore. Once again, I found Painted anemone eating a big lunch. How it got hold of Lewis' Moonsnail's egg collar? Th...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Driftwood Pond. Japanese wireweed did not spread as much here. Yet. Being an invasive species, who knows what will happen... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-JZsNVKq/0/b38193aa/X2/4.18.21%20Pond%20%232%20wireweed-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, April views continued. The Bull kelp is late coming, new individuals are struggling against the onslaught of other seaweeds, and Painted anemones are busy eating fish. How they catch them is still mystery to me, I sure would like to witness it. Finding two scenes on the same dive ? h...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass - April dives. The rest of photos... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-mkxtg5k/0/6e204aa5/X2/4.22.21%20Finger%20Funnel%20sponges-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-fdQKVLR/0/22f6d2b1/X2/4.22.21%20Parasol%20feather-dus...
by Jan K
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from recent dives. Deception Pass. Scalyhead sculpin struggling with intended meal, Slender cockscomb. Biting off more than he could chew, the cockscomb got away... Some spawning, but did not happen on large scale... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-hJ26S7m/0/6a2...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, April 23rd. The streak of warm, calm and sunny days is coming to end. Friday was still sunny, but the cold southerly wind marked the beginning of forecasted change. Please note the proof in the pre-dive group photo. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-FzDZ6Tc/0/76c35...
by Jan K
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Curt, this time we had it all. Sometimes we saw the bridge under overcast skies, sometimes without a single cloud above and basking in sunshine, and sometimes there was no bridge visible at all... :) Deception Pass, April 22nd. Day 3. Two divers, Annie Crawley and Abbey Dias got taste of diving the ...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, April 21st. Second day of three day window with favorable currents and beautiful weather above. Well, at least after the sun burned off the fog. Many took advantage and the parking at Little North Beach was filled with divers. Some of them I met underwater... https://photos.smugmug.c...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, April 20th. What a gorgeous weather lately, almost feels like summer. We did get some morning fog, but overall, no winds to mess with our diving. It was not easy to spot that little Dendronotus munching on hydroid which looks almost like the slug... And as with many critters these da...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And back to Keystone Jetty. April dives snapshots. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-md6ZSxh/0/47621d68/XL/4.11.21%20Lewis%20moonsnail%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-fjtGv6F/0/b8575ebc/XL/4.11.21%20Gaper%20pea%20crab-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Othe...
by Jan K
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

As reminder to all, not just my diver friends - get vaccinated so that the only mask we will have to wear in the future is the diving mask ! :)
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by Jan K
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

There is more than just Skeleton shrimp occupying the space under the floating docks. Here are some nudibranchs. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-5Dg7ZQb/0/74c18af3/X2/4.16.21%20Antiopella%20fusca-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-629N7Xr/0/640a25e8/X2/4.16.21%20P...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

April 16th. Lagoon Point. Not much meet on these shrimps. Actually, the Skeleton shrimp is NOT a shrimp at all. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-vH5X9bV/0/f30f8248/X2/4.16.21%20Lagoon%20Pt%20Dive%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-CTnxpdr/0/1c88a7c1/X2/4.16....
by Jan K
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4712
Views: 623035

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

April 14th. Interrupting the Keystone Jetty diving stream with dive at the Possession Point Fingers 🙂 Definitely less color here... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-2Kx77tb/0/bf337fbf/XL/4.14.21%20Possession%20Fingers%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-P...