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by nwscubamom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: British Columbia
Topic: RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy
Replies: 5
Views: 488

RIP PNW Diver, Writer, Photographer Barb Roy

Barb Roy has passed away: :( My condolences to her family and friends at this time.
http://www.xray-mag.com/content/barb-ro ... ion-us-all
by nwscubamom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 1924

Re: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?

2017 Wrap Up: Number of dives: 73 dives: Sund Rock, Blue Heron Bridge in Florida, Roatan, Neah Bay, Sea of Cortez, San Juan Islands, Hornby Island BC, and Bonaire. Highlights: Seeing my first ROCK GREENLING :partydance: (it was out at Neah Bay). Seeing my first Whale Shark :taco: (Sea of Cortez). P...
by nwscubamom
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sund Rock- Epic viz!
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Sund Rock- Epic viz!

Still? I hope? For the weekend? :)
by nwscubamom
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Tzip issues On Bare Drysuits

I had problems with my BARE YKK metal HD zipper, that was already replaced once, and when in the factory in November getting leak tested for something else, they said I needed another (3rd) zipper. The suit is only a few years old. I take super good care of it. I happened to be at DEMA when my suit ...
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: PNW REEF Fish and Invertebrate/Algae ID Classes 3/31
Replies: 0
Views: 338

PNW REEF Fish and Invertebrate/Algae ID Classes 3/31

I'll be teaching the full REEF Fish and Invertebrate ID courses at the Emerald Seas Symposium, part of the Scuba and H2O Adventure Show. Friday March 31st, 8am - noon will be the Invertebrate/Algae ID class Friday March 31st, 1pm - 5pm will be the Fish ID class Course is $15, and covers lunch, and o...
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba & H2O Adventure Show 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Scuba & H2O Adventure Show 2017

I'll be there too! Doing the Citizen Science portion of the Emerald Seas Symposium on Friday, (full day of PNW Fish and Invertebrate ID classes - http://www.scubah2oshow.com/sciencediving), along with doing two seminars - one on Saturday at noon on PNW Lookalike fish, and one on Sunday at 11am on Ci...
by nwscubamom
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Shrimp Shortage???
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Shrimp Shortage???

I'm noticing the same thing too. Just not a lot of them.
by nwscubamom
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Leptasterias at junkyard
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Leptasterias at junkyard

That is a Spiny Pink Star (Pisaster brevispinis) with 6 arms, rather than the actual Six-Rayed Star (Leptasterias hexactis). Number of arms alone is not an indicator of the species. The texture and the shape of the body/arms, as well as the arm length to central disk ratio are also factors to help I...
by nwscubamom
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Species ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Species ID?

In order of appearance: Red Irish Lord, Brown Rockfish, White Lined Dirona, Striped Perch, Plumose Anemone, California Sea Cucumber, and Rock Sole.
by nwscubamom
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Any recent dogfish sharks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Any recent dogfish sharks?

Anytime I've ever seen them they were singles. Nothing lately.
by nwscubamom
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

Yep, those are the ones! I think these pics have longer tentacles, so you don't see that patterning like you did in your most recent photo.
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish hiding in a jelly
Replies: 8
Views: 2358

Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Hey Dan,
I've heard that juvenile Pollock (cod) are what's hiding in the tentacles of jellies in our part of the world.
- Janna
by nwscubamom
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

Yup. There are two types that we call "Plumose Anemone" typically. One, the really tall, obvious one, is Metridium farcimen. The second, much smaller one, is the one you've got there, and it's Metridium senile. There is a real geometric pattern that stands out to me, that the tentacles for...
by nwscubamom
Tue May 31, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: North Carolina wreck diving
Replies: 12
Views: 2596

Re: North Carolina wreck diving

This is fantastic! I have taught fish and invert courses for that region so it was fun going through your video identifying all the critters. I've only dove there twice. Two dives on the Indra, also out of Beaufort. Great area.
by nwscubamom
Mon May 30, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab ID and Anemone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Crab ID and Anemone ID

Hi Carl! I'd say your crab is Pugettia gracilis, the Graceful Kelp Crab. It's found in kelpy areas, and it's a bit of a decorator crab, often attaching kelp to itself. Your anemone-looking thing is an Orange Sea Cucumber (yeah, the long body is tucked away among the rocks hidden out of view). Cucume...
by nwscubamom
Mon May 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO, Deep sponges/cold water corals in Tahsis, Vancouver Island, BC
Replies: 4
Views: 580

GPO, Deep sponges/cold water corals in Tahsis, Vancouver Island, BC

We recently went on a dive adventure to Tahsis, BC, a little village west of Gold River (and Campbell River) on Vancouver Island. We took the Tsawassen ferry and landed at Duke Point, then spent a day diving in the Nanaimo area (Madrona Point, Tyee Cove). The next day we drove to Tahsis. There is a ...
by nwscubamom
Sun May 29, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: One Says Yum, The Other Says...
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: One Says Yum, The Other Says...

My first thought based on the shape and positioning of the eyes was Roughback.

- Janna
by nwscubamom
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: an odd growth on a candy stripe shrimp
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: an odd growth on a candy stripe shrimp

I think those are eggs. Greg will know for sure though!
by nwscubamom
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Draft of Salish Sea Nudibranch poster
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Draft of Salish Sea Nudibranch poster

Very impressive. Great project and a cool asset to our species ID resources for the area. PNW rocks!
by nwscubamom
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 213672

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Thursday, 12/31 - Edmonds UW Park - low tide in the afternoon, vis was nice! About 20 feet or so.
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-Janna
by nwscubamom
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 213672

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Les Davis Monday 12/28 4pm: Viz about 5-10 feet.
Redondo Tuesday 12/29 4pm: Viz about 10-15 feet.
by nwscubamom
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Friday Harbor air fills?
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Friday Harbor air fills?

Friday Harbor Labs has their own airfill station, and no-one but their own scientific divers are able to use it.
There are NO airfill stations on any of the islands currently. Closest air is in Anacortes.
Basically - BYOT!
by nwscubamom
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: What is This?

I think it would make a much better story if the worm was hunting the octopus!
by nwscubamom
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: What is This?

Would you believe your worm-like thing is a WORM? :D
Andy Lamb's Big Book of Slimy Things calls it a Jointed Three-Section Tubeworm.
They can be up to 19" long.

- janna
by nwscubamom
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Cove 2 Quillfish
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Cove 2 Quillfish

How cool!! You know, I've never seen one of those myself. JEALOUS!

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