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by Scott G
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone

Lit I've seen shows fast growing greens reach about an inch test diameter in two years and adult size as fast as 5 years? Sure this isn't a change in detection rather than abundance? Not trying to wrench on a point but do want to hear opinions as it does affect those who survey urchins as part of th...
by Scott G
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone

There can't be many more urchins this immediately right? How long have sea star populations been reduced and how long does it take a green urchin to reach an adult size? Wouldn't this just be urchins emerging and not increasing in population?

Good to keep measure of these for sure!
by Scott G
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Where to find scallops
Replies: 10
Views: 7113

Re: Where to find scallops

As rcontera said, you are looking for somewhere rocky and currenty.... luckily (i guess) every place in oregon has plenty of current to meet the second critera... so you just need to find some rocks. The more popular sites (especially shore dive sites) have the fewest.
by Scott G
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4213
Views: 419586

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Jan, this is hilarious! I can see the smile on the other side if the camera. Thanks.
by Scott G
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Pregnant King Crab???
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Pregnant King Crab???

Very cool, fwiw i've seen brown box crab L. Formiatus (sp?) with enlarged abdomens but not to the degree of those examples... Those were just filled with fluid, not eggs... No answers here but curious
by Scott G
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Friday harbor shore diving
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Friday harbor shore diving

Thanks for the tips Bill and Jack, couldn't find a buddy so just did the shallow south wall of county park, was decent, then took kids snorkeling at 4th of July beach, not too exciting. Sure looks like a great place to own a boat!
by Scott G
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Friday harbor shore diving
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Friday harbor shore diving

Thanks Bill ! ill check those out.
by Scott G
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Friday harbor shore diving
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Friday harbor shore diving

I'm going to be there next week, i wonder how the shore diving is? any reccomended sites? mostly i'll be working, but it'd be nice to sneak a shore dive or two in.

thanks in advance,
Scott
by Scott G
Mon May 13, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4213
Views: 419586

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Hey Jan, great post. Coos bay is the current southern extent as far as i know
by Scott G
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Coast Vis Recently
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: Coast Vis Recently

Went today, had 10-15' at cape arago
by Scott G
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Orcas at Orford
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Orcas at Orford

that's really cool!!! been there lots and lots, never seen that... seen gray whales right at the end there quite often, lots of stories of whitey chasing pinnipeds there from time to time too.... Great easy dive. i usually get in there once a month. You werent part of the group the Coasties picked u...
by Scott G
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Type of gunnel or...?
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Type of gunnel or...?

Hi, Your gunnel seems to be a pretty good match for the Red Gunnel Pholis schulzie which is a species not often reported. It could also, as others have mentioned, be a Longfin Gunnel but I suspect that it would take a number of additional photos, including some detailed macro shots of the back and ...
by Scott G
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Whale Cove
Replies: 13
Views: 2486

Re: Whale Cove

It traps alot of silt. look for a good vis day. not very deep in there, but some really big rockfish and urchins which have been there a long time.
by Scott G
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Possible Threadfin
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Possible Threadfin

looks like it to me. the two first dorsal rays look right. they have pretty big, solid, dark cirri which don't seem to be up in these shots. Great photo's and find!
by Scott G
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: juv rockfish ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: juv rockfish ID

Hey Janna, Thanks again for all the help. Its strange that there would be so much disagreement...I guess for practical purposes it is not that important to ID YOY rockfish, particularly if it is this impractical to do accurately. It seems like a better guide would help, but also appears there would ...
by Scott G
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: juv rockfish ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: juv rockfish ID

Hmmm.... well, maybe there is no answer for this one. It seems as though the China ID hinges closely (if not used diagnostically) on two things 1) black pelvic/ pectorals and 2) speckling. both our fish lack these two traits. also, do they grow into their "shouldery" shape (i.e. china, gop...
by Scott G
Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: juv rockfish ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: juv rockfish ID

Hey Janna, this fish is getting kind of confusing to me. looked at the Milton Love book today, and am going more towards it definitely being a black and yellow. It is not a china, and i don't think yours is either. Juv china's are speckled and pelvic/ pectoral fins are black. I've seen many of them ...
by Scott G
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: juv rockfish ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: juv rockfish ID

yeah, that's initially what i thought when i caught my eye (because i see juv china there from time to time), but then like you said, not splotchy, even the juv's are pretty splotchy. also lines different and fins.

Thanks,
Scott
by Scott G
Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: juv rockfish ID
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

juv rockfish ID

Saw this guy last weekend. I am thinking it is a black and yellow. It was "black and yellow" . there are juv gophers and coppers and quills in the area, but this lacked the colors of those. its A little out of range (southern oregon), but i've seen adult black and yellows here for sure. so...
by Scott G
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

what is it?

I see these in a couple places, both exposed coast areas... only one valve, always deeply embedded in rocks...

I feel like this should be easy, but for some reason is not.

any ideas?

thanks,
Scott
by Scott G
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Please help ID this crab
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Please help ID this crab

its probably an upside down pacific rock crab- cancer antenarrius... maybe cancer branneri...
by Scott G
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flooded Camera
Replies: 18
Views: 857

Re: Flooded Camera

The camera is toast. It feels terrible when it happens, I've done it 3 times. I would start from scratch, get a new housing too. A good time to upgrade. It sucks, but it is the truth, there is not resurection from a camera flooded in salt water ... better off to just move on. think of it this way, h...
by Scott G
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Humboldt Squid and a Great White Shark?
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Re: Humboldt Squid and a Great White Shark?

We get a few of salmon sharks washing up on the beach every year in Oregon. They are almost always reported as whites. I can't remember exactly, but i think something is different with the tail there too. Also, Salmon sharks this size are adults, so they are much more shouldery than i would expect a...
by Scott G
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: unknown ID
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: unknown ID

Yeah, I don't really know too well, i'm not a fish guy.

It just looked like a cabby to me, then i saw the skin flap on the top of its mouth and i thought that was diagnostic for a cabezon (i.e. to say no other sculpins have it)

also, i've been known to have been mistaken :)

Scptt
by Scott G
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: unknown ID
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: unknown ID

first one looks like a cabezon.

agree with the scalyhead ID,

Great shots,
Scott