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by carlk3
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach

An update from m: I wish I had good news from observing the Edmonds Council Committee Meeting tonight discussing the concrete overpass on the beach and funding for design/planning with Parametrix, but I don't. I left convinced that they are going to try and bulldoze a decision through for approval o...
by carlk3
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Anemone riding a crab
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Anemone riding a crab

On a smaller scale, here is a crab wearing a barnacle from last Sunday at Keystone.
by carlk3
Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Keystone Jetty

YellowEye wrote:Not sure if its 168'/2.

Probably about that, but if the water gets (for example) 4 feet deeper, the rocks have to go out another 5 feet!

We turned around when we saw an orange-painted concrete block on the sand in about 54 fsw. We don't know, however, if it was put there as a turn-around marker.
by carlk3
Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Keystone Jetty
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Keystone Jetty

Here is a new un-official crosssection of the Keystone Jetty at the deep end. https://nwdiveclub.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=34082 Diving the Keystone Jetty last Sunday made me curious about the structure itself. I found an Army Corps of Engineers report (p155-6) and created the mash-up a...
by carlk3
Thu May 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Bonaire: Flounder 'N Crab
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Bonaire: Flounder 'N Crab

In March, Nanci and I followed a founder and crab in Bonaire. I've edited what saw we into a 2-minute nature video.



[Best in HD with sound, but includes closed captions.]

- Carl
by carlk3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery

Mystery solved! Thanks to club member Greg Jenson for looking at the video -- He is the author of a beautiful book on crabs and an e-book on flatfish, m Greg writes (shared with permission): Hi very cool. The crab is definitely on the hunt, probing the sediment for buried snails and hermit crabs. Th...
by carlk3
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Bonaire: Crab & Flounder Mystery

Why would a crab chase a flounder? Why would the flounder chase the crab? Last month in Bonaire, we watched a Flame Box Crab and a Peacock Flounder chase each other. We watched for 10 minutes as they went back and forth. I got some of it on video: m Why are they behaving like that? They seem too eve...
by carlk3
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds 1/27, on the morning high tide, 15' or 20'
by carlk3
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Super Blood Wolf Moon Tonight

Light falls off the top. Clouds whisp in front. IMG_9957-4.jpg The Earth casts its shadow and, in that shadow, we see lunar details. IMG_9959-4.jpg When the camera collects light for 1/30th second, the Moon -- now almost in full shadow -- appears dark IMG_9966-3.jpg Collecting light for a full secon...
by carlk3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Edmond UW Slinky: "No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!"

To paraphrase Monty Python: "Look, matey, I know a dead Cabezon when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now." But we eventually figure out that he really is just "restin'". Two Kelp Crab stand guard. I note the Cabezon's claw-like spines. IMG_3028-2-Edit.jpg 25' viz today at...
by carlk3
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds on 1/13/2019 - 25 ft at morning high tide
by carlk3
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri

We enjoyed it but it is regimented. They take on you tours, on pre-defined trails, more or less in order. Also, it's only open on weekends and they ban (actually, just discourage, you carrying lights). In their defense, they get a lot of warm-water beginners. Also, I think keeping it dim and have a ...
by carlk3
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Bonne Terre Mine, Missouri

On our way to a family Christmas in Peoria, Illinois, we stopped by the Bonne Terre Mine (an hour's drive from St. Louis) for two days of underground diving. Here are a few pictures, a short video, and links to more. 100 years ago, this was the world's largest lead mine. Now the site hosts tourists....
by carlk3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends

I was also concentrating on stills. Here are some of them (including the 1st sea lion we've seen under the Puget Sound!). - Carl track.png IMG_2102-Edit.jpg IMG_2117-Edit.jpg "Keep your friends close and your anemones closer." IMG_2142-Edit.jpg IMG_2192-Edit.jpg IMG_2203-Edit.jpg IMG_2208-...
by carlk3
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Edmonds Kelp Crabs and Friends

After more than a year, I finally figured out how to get good color video from my Canon GX7 II camera. Here is 85 seconds of clips from a Friday dive at Edmonds. I couldn't believe how many kelp crabs were crawling on wreckage of the Triumph. m Here was the trick: Short answer: I used a picture of s...
by carlk3
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds, Dec 7, midday low tide
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by carlk3
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Dives last weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Dives last weekend

Sharkb8, What is the creature in the 2nd picture?
by carlk3
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Divers discover 26-foot worm-like sea creature (NZ)
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Divers discover 26-foot worm-like sea creature (NZ)

'The strange creature has been identified as a Pyrosome, a bioluminescent mass made up of hundreds of thousands of organisms that feed on plankton. Pyrosomes are actually colonies made up of individual pyrosome clones that can grow up to 60 feet in length, according to LiveScience. “Pyrosome colonie...
by carlk3
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Non-divers can see sea creatures tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Non-divers can see sea creatures tomorrow

If you have friends or family who don't (yet?!) dive, but would still like to see what's down there, have them go to the beach tomorrow. It's the lowest tides of the season and there will be Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist on hand. ⋅ Tomorrow, June 16, at 1:30 pm, the low tide will be -3...
by carlk3
Sat May 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Is that the Loch Ness monster???


Maybe that's the real reason no one dives in the area.

There is something out there, but at low tide she isn't swimming.

Other sightings: https://www.google.com/search?ei=LrkJW6 ... JN-h4GWUBQ
by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

Thanks for the replies.
Yeah, we did notice some mud. Here is the Samish Bay, 12 miles south of Bellingham, 30 minutes after lowest tide.

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by carlk3
Fri May 25, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Why isn't there diving near Bellingham?

We recently kayaked in the Chuckanut area, just south of Bellingham. The sea-carved rocks are wonderful. Why don't/can't people dive around here?

-1.4 foot Low tide
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by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 2583

Re: Attached Drysuit Boots Cause Floaty Feet?

(I'm the original poster) Thanks for the tips. They worked! I moved 10 lbs from my trim pockets (about half way up my back) to my dump pockets (at my waist). That did the trick. (Indeed, I may move a little weight back). Somewhat independently of this, I'm also considering replacing my neutral split...
by carlk3
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3094
Views: 278926

Re: Viz Reports Thread

5/13 Les Davis - 5 to 10 feet.