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by Greg Jensen
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

So glad you were all able to go check them out! I was afraid they'd pull a disappearing act before anyone else got out there. I haven't found any information on longevity, but (like most other nudies) it is probably quite short. I'd be very surprised if it were more than a year, and for much of that...
by Greg Jensen
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Flagpole + Sund Rock, Nov29+Dec1 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Flagpole + Sund Rock, Nov29+Dec1 2019

The fish is a midshipman. The clouds of 'shrimp' are mysids.
by Greg Jensen
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

Be sure to go when the tide is fairly high- they''re on the smaller, non-native eelgrass (Zostera japonica) so shallower than the usual eelgrass beds.
by Greg Jensen
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

Sorry, forgot about the other dock. Go to the left of the boat launch.

The other interesting thing there yesterday were the huge numbers of small moon snails. I almost never see live juvenile moon snails, just big ones- but there were lots of golf ball sized ones cruising around.
by Greg Jensen
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Hoodies on the Hood

Jones'n for some hooded nudies but don't have the time and/or $$$ to go to God's Pocket? Head over to Twanoh State Park and go in to the left of the docks- there are hundreds of them in the eelgrass (just 10' at high tide). Also huge numbers of white lined dironas (big too), lots of Hermissenda. And...
by Greg Jensen
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Help with Fish ID Please :-)
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Help with Fish ID Please :-)

Definitely a snake prickleback (whose seen better days)
by Greg Jensen
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: Single black Force Fin XXL seeking companion
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Single black Force Fin XXL seeking companion

Broke (and subsequently lost) one of my fins on a recent trip in California. Anyone out there with a widow(er) fin that they would be willing to part with?
by Greg Jensen
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3129
Views: 299710

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Saltwater State Park 7/27- awful, all the way down to the bottom of the reef
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Sea spider pics for book cover
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Sea spider pics for book cover

I was asked to supply a cover photo for an upcoming book on pycnogonids (sea spiders), but I know there have been much better shots posted here over the years than anything I've done. So pull out your prize cover girl (or guy) and send it to me and I'll forward them to the author for her to choose. ...
by Greg Jensen
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab cleaning a fish
Replies: 3
Views: 537

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: 3129
Views: 299710

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: 1049

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: 1153

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: 835

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: 3129
Views: 299710

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: 761

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: 1025

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: 1988

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: 3129
Views: 299710

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: 759

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: 1022

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: 839

Re: White Juvenile sculpin?

yep, baby buffalo.