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by RoxnDox
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Pacific Red Octopus - Rare Capture
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Pacific Red Octopus - Rare Capture

gorgeous critter, Jesse! How big was he?
by RoxnDox
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Hypothetical Question (sorta): What do you do if you find a firearm while diving?

Well, your last couple of sentences are certainly valid... If it was me (which it wouldn't be since I don't dive now <sad face>), I would make note of the location as closely as possible, take some photos if you have a camera, and then try to safe it. If it's old and corroded and things aren't movin...
by RoxnDox
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: So this washed up on my beach today...
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: So this washed up on my beach today...

Very sad to see it dead, for sure.
Very surprised to see it anywhere in the Sound, let alone all the way down by Shelton! Never heard of one in here...
by RoxnDox
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sekiu
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Sekiu

Cool to know it's a public site (even though I'm not diving anymore, but a kayak - hmmmm :partydance: )
by RoxnDox
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sekiu
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Sekiu

Great filming! What a lovely little beach - private landowner?
by RoxnDox
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

What a trip!
by RoxnDox
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring diving at Deception Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Spring diving at Deception Pass

Those are some pretty epic snaps you got, Jess!
by RoxnDox
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Exploded 50cal
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Exploded 50cal

Probably split the chamber and burst the breech end of the barrel... Someone could've picked it out of the wreckage or it may have 'escaped' on its own if the whole thing blew apart...
by RoxnDox
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Spring diving at Deception Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 931

Re: Spring diving at Deception Pass

See, I keep reading this as "Shark Diving at Deception Pass"... Great pics!
by RoxnDox
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Exploded 50cal
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Exploded 50cal

My guess is that this damage pattern would also have required damage to the gun itself. If the firing chamber remained intact, the brass casing would not have had any place to blow out like that.
by RoxnDox
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19

From what I have seen, the experts are among the people discovering these earlier cases. They are learning about this particular virus right along with everyone else. They were basing their thoughts and theories based on what they knew at the time, and have been revising them all the time as new dat...
by RoxnDox
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 83977

Re: The Bottle Thread

Cool finds! The local bottle especially. One of the local drug stores or pharmacies might even be willing to barter supplies for it (bet you might even be able to get a whole roll of TP if you bargain hard)
by RoxnDox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 83977

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hey, one more note on the antique ammo. Despite having spent a long time under the salt, those cartridges are in quite good condition. It’s possible that the primers and necks have remained sealed, given that they were lacquered for water tightness. Old explosives and propellants can become unstable...
by RoxnDox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 83977

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hey, 60South! I love what a bored and knowledgeable group mind can do when it comes to finding info!!! No idea *when* they were submerged, but they are identified now. So, in the Pentax photography forum where I spend/waste a lot of time, I posted pics of your ammo. For the headstamps, I converted i...
by RoxnDox
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: whales and isolation
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: whales and isolation

awesome that you can see these!
by RoxnDox
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 83977

Re: The Bottle Thread

Hmmm, interesting. Given the self-isolation in effect, it might be time for some detective work.
by RoxnDox
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Bottle Thread
Replies: 240
Views: 83977

Re: The Bottle Thread

Perhaps it’s off a British or Canuckian vessel and the stripper clip is .303 Lee-Enfield. Can one of the rounds be removed from the clip so you can look for the head stamp?
by RoxnDox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Recent dive snaps for pie day!
Replies: 13
Views: 2129

Re: Recent dive snaps for pie day!

Great pics from both of you!

To go along with your lovely Nudi's :) , may I present the lighter side of these wee beasties?

https://youtu.be/F7V8DRfZBQI
by RoxnDox
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Eelgrass in Tacoma
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Eelgrass in Tacoma

The last time I took my kayak out from Chambers Creek there was a very healthy and extensive ell grass bed in from of the creek mouth, both to the north and south. Shore access would probably be from the Steilacoom city park, but I'd verify first...
by RoxnDox
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Snorkeling in Panama, and more
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: Snorkeling in Panama, and more

Awesome, and Happy Birthday! I gave up on the diving too, and discovered the fun of snorkeling in Hawaii.
by RoxnDox
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Neah Bay water temps.
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Neah Bay water temps.

Sadly, the news last night was talking about a return of The Blob, with temps again running 4-5 degrees F above normal. Not good news for local ecosystems or weather/climate trends...
by RoxnDox
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Maui shore dive, all the turtles!
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: Maui shore dive, all the turtles!

I am here on Maui right now, doing shore snorkeling while the wife does her conference stuff. Have seen a few turtles, a fair number of fish, ate some sand thanks to a couple of larger than expected waves... This is quite an island.
by RoxnDox
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: November whales
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: November whales

awesome shots! I hope to see some early arrivals next week in Maui...
by RoxnDox
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Is it Art? I don't care, I want it.

An aquatic Terminator! Very. Cool.
by RoxnDox
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: Great White Sharks at Guadalupe

pretty amazing stuff you got!