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by Greg Jensen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab cleaning a fish
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Crab cleaning a fish

Very cool! Was this daytime or night?
Is it ok if I show this (with credit of course) to my class when I talk about fish/crustacean interactions?
by Greg Jensen
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 277848

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Salt Creek 1/13 was 15' at best
by Greg Jensen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Dives last weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Dives last weekend

carlk3 wrote:Sharkb8, What is the creature in the 2nd picture?


shrimp- Heptacarpus tridens
by Greg Jensen
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Back From Grand Cayman
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Re: Back From Grand Cayman

Okay help me with this, one of my photos is of a tiny see fan looking critter. On the surface it looks like tiny cotton balls on the branches. This was about the size of a dime. I took it with the microscope mode on my camera, if you expand or zoom in this is a crazy looking animal! What is it, tel...
by Greg Jensen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New flatfish e-book
Replies: 4
Views: 681

New flatfish e-book

New FREE Pacific Northwest e-book to help you identify the various flatfish that are found in our area. Download the pdf at http://www.molamarine.com by clicking on the photo of the C-O sole (and the red Irish lord if you don't have the sculpin book already).
Enjoy!
by Greg Jensen
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 277848

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Sund Friday 27th- awful from 10-50 feet
by Greg Jensen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Do flounders like divers?
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Do flounders like divers?

Speckled sanddabs seem especially into following divers and inspecting the disturbances in the sediment for goodies
by Greg Jensen
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Small tide change better visibility ???
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Small tide change better visibility ???

Generally speaking, big tides stir things up more. When you have to dive a day with a large exchange, aim for the latter part of the flood as ebbing and low tides are typically poorer. When the vis in central sound goes to crap, head over to Hood Canal. Due to its much milder currents the plankton l...
by Greg Jensen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Orange Sea Pens, Flabellina verrucosa, and Other Predators
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

Re: Orange Sea Pens, Flabellina verrucosa, and Other Predators

There are a few scattered ones under the bridge, but the big bed is pretty much straight out from the boat launch
by Greg Jensen
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3093
Views: 277848

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Southern Hood Canal at the Great Bend- layer of awful vis (3-4 ft) from 20-50 ft; fine below that
by Greg Jensen
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Deception Pass gate still locked
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Deception Pass gate still locked

Thanks for the heads-up. I'd planned to dive it Monday, because their web site said it opened at the beginning of March.
by Greg Jensen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Two different species of GPO
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Two different species of GPO

So far only known from southeastern Alaska to the Bering Sea- though I don't know if anyone has looked for them here yet. Everyone should look through their octo pics and see if they have any.
by Greg Jensen
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: White Juvenile sculpin?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: White Juvenile sculpin?

yep, baby buffalo.
by Greg Jensen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 2017, Wrapping Up - # of Dives? Highlights? Lowlights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4268

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

68 dives
Highlights: Channel Is liveaboard, Sea of Cortez, Deception, Salt creek, Victoria
Lowlights: out for 2 months because nurse's aid f..cked up my eardrum DURING MY DIVE PHYSICAL; 3 hours in a recompression chamber with my wife when she got bent on the Sea of Cortez trip
by Greg Jensen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Tanks galore! Singles, Doubles, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: FS: Tanks galore! Singles, Doubles, etc.

Anyone out there? Bueller? Bueller?
by Greg Jensen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: Tanks galore! Singles, Doubles, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: FS: Tanks galore! Singles, Doubles, etc.

Hi
I'll take four of the AL80's if you still have them
Greg

I guess it would be three- just looking for singles
by Greg Jensen
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4188
Views: 414160

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Wolf eels do have bones- as do the true eels
by Greg Jensen
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4188
Views: 414160

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The reduced last pair of legs in a king crab is a holdover from their hermit crab ancestry, and they are specialized for cleaning the gills and (in the case of the males) for transferring sperm to females when mating. It is likely that females use them to help keep their eggs clean.
by Greg Jensen
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?

derekcs wrote:
Thanks for the info! So if I have it right, it's the first live sighting recorded in Puget Sound ever and the first in all of the Salish Sea in 80+ years?


Yep! just a tad jealous
by Greg Jensen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?

Should I forward these photos to the aquarium?[/quote] Sure. I've already told the NOAA and UW fish collection people about it. Apparently there was one previous record from the Salish Sea, found west of Sooke BC in 1935, but it didn't get included in the 2015 list that I was looking at. Any way you...
by Greg Jensen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?

Medusafish (Icichthys lockingtoni) is a better fit, in terms of the characters that I mentioned. As the common name implies, they live in jellyfish.

This would be a new record, not only for Puget Sound but also the Salish Sea
by Greg Jensen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?
Replies: 14
Views: 2321

Re: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?

Checking various sources, it doesn't appear to be a prowfish- specifically, they lack a lateral line (which is obvious in the photos) and the scales are wrong. Also the dorsal fin appears to start too far back.