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by Jan K
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, September 28th dive. Evening dive. Lot of gunnels with one Cockscomb. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-fPtBT4p/0/b86ce9a8/XL/9.28.22%20Langley%20Harbor%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-JPXgjVT/0/cb30e2a6/XL/9.28.22%20Saddlebac...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Langley Harbor, September 23rd dive. Anemones. Not sure what are the white "veins" inside tentacles of some of the Painted anemones. Any ideas ? https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-dHQtd6q/0/f4724925/XL/9.23.22%20Langley%20Harbor%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.co...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Langley Harbor September 22nd dive. Some of the fish. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-CG66rxf/0/1f8f0372/XL/9.22.22%20Langley%20Copper%20rockfish-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-gp2rZmd/0/5b719cea/XL/9.22.22%20Pile%20perch-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Langley Harbor, September 22nd dive. Lion's Mane Jelly hunting among the mooring cables. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-SFkdLHq/0/21d45b27/XL/9.22.22%20Lion%27s%20mane%20jelly%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-99sk5Ck/0/4bd8a1ee/XL/9.22.22%20Lion%2...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
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Langley Harbor, September 22nd dive. The bad news is that Sea Star Wasting Disease is now in full swing here, out of 5 sea star species found here, only the Leather star is not affected. Yet. The large Pycnos either died off or moved to deeper water. Many Ochre, Mottled, Spiny Pink and few remaining...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: North Vancouver Island and surrounding areas diving
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: North Vancouver Island and surrounding areas diving

What a wonderful set of photos from area we know so little about.
Thank you for sharing !
by Jan K
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point, September 20th dive. The place doesn't have much of fish population, not close to the surface where the visibility is fair. Less than 2 feet visibility below five feet all the way to the bottom, which is muck... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-3skHbvX/0/c25542ce/XL/9.20...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point, September 20th dive. You know there are many Stout shrimps living in the marine growth under the floating docks when they don't mind to land on your hand holding camera :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-dM8CR5M/0/b01b2a9c/XL/9.20.22%20Lagoon%20Pt%20dive%201-XL.jpg http...
by Jan K
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Deception Pass, September 17th dive. Rough Keyhole Limpet and Sea stars one can find at the Pass. Surprisingly, these days, not many. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-dNqxFqR/0/12a56a8d/XL/9.17.22%20Rough%20Keyhole%20limpet%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/...
by Jan K
Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Deception Pass, September 17th dive. Lots of fishermen, only two of us diving. The currents were really crazy today, slack short and eddy very strong. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-LH8xVK2/0/7ccbfe91/XL/9.17.22%20Deception%20Pass%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.sm...
by Jan K
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Keystone Jetty, September 15th dive. Except for the Buffalo and the Plumose anemones, plenty of red color on these critters... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-pTGf7C7/0/108e00f4/XL/9.15.22%20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty...
by Jan K
Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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More from the Skyline dive. September 14th. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-sVRKrpK/0/d3cc60bd/XL/9.14.22%20juv%20Wolf-eel%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-CXZzVc5/0/c0168cab/XL/9.14.22%20juv%20Wolf-eel%201-XL.jpg https://photos....
by Jan K
Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline September 14 dive. Crimson anemone, Sponge and shrimp. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-WVVn3X9/0/420e589a/XL/9.14.22%20Kincaid%20shrimp%20Crimson%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-hQ57bhH/0/00fcd03d/XL/9.14.22%20Kincaid%20...
by Jan K
Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Skyline, September 14th dive. Finding Decorated Warbonnet during daytime is not an easy task. The dark, dreary, foggy early morning above the water probably helped to keep this one closer to the opening of the hiding crevice. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-8Lc9hPs/0/4...
by Jan K
Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Langley Harbor, September 5th dive. It was asad sight with so many Mottled stars wasting away, did not feel like taking pictures of that. The few Sunflower stars I did find looked healthy, but I don't know if the many I seen in the past moved away or turned into wasted goo. I hope they moved to deep...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, September 2nd dive. Compound tunicates. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-7rB6Cd5/0/41549962/XL/9.2.22%20Stearn%20Ear%20Speckled%20tunic%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-Dw2kBXN/0/9d4ac528/XL/9.2.22%20Stearn%27s...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, September 2nd dive. All these fishermen - not interested in these fishies :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-P6x2DSB/0/58dc0278/XL/9.2.22%20Deception%20Pass%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-SXms9vB/0/d...
by Jan K
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

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Wrapping up Skyline encounters, August 31st dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-GpXrFQ4/0/408dc5dd/XL/8.31.22%20Transverse%20Lamp%20Shell-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-z776Nbt/0/bcd2d529/XL/8.31.22%20Buffalo%20sculpin%20Gnarled...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline, August 31st dive. The new Nudibranchs & Slugs of the Eastern Pacific book includes some new names of slugs we encounter quite often. Now we have two clowns and three whitish dendronotids in our waters. The Red dendronotid kept its name, at least for this time. Good luck in your hunt, ke...
by Jan K
Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

So nice to see a sunflower star at Keystone, Jan. I really like that scalyhead sculpin photo by the way! I agree, it is a hopeful sign, lets hope that Sunflower star will return to our waters... Skyline, August 31st dive. Also known as Candyland by some divers. :) Of course, there is much more to e...
by Jan K
Fri Sep 02, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, August 28th dive. What would Keystone be without its Lingcod ? Few large females are back. The crabs are permanent residents, but the Sunflower star is a rare sight these days... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-QBwCX3D/0/fe32dbe5/XL/8.28.22%20%20Keystone%20Lingcod%2...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, August 28th dive. Counting rockfish with friends... I don't have enough fingers, I lost my count early in the dive. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-ccLjT3N/0/f20ea945/XL/8.28.22%20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jet...
by Jan K
Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Possession Point Fingers, August 26th dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-jH7CR2z/0/09686fae/XL/8.26.22%20Possession%20Fingers%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Possession-Point/i-TqSDtdg/0/76970353/XL/8.26.22%20Brown%20rockfish-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.co...
by Jan K
Tue Aug 30, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, August 23rd dive. Sea Star Wasting Disease starting to affect some of the Mottled stars... :( https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-ZRB4QHP/0/cf949c56/XL/8.23.22%20Langley%20Harbor%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-BvX29Zd/0/40c4de0...
by Jan K
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 5090
Views: 786279

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

August 20th. Return to Keystone Jetty. Late afternoon dive with Maya. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-r7bLMQ4/0/143e923c/XL/8.20.22%20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20Dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-HbtC2rs/0/3b60341f/XL/8.20.22%20%20Buffalo%20sculpins%20Maya...