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by Greg Jensen
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What's this swimming pink flatworm(?)
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: What's this swimming pink flatworm(?)

Although this is Cerabratulus, it is unlikely that it is C. californiensis- it is likely an undescribed species. C. californiensis is much more slender.
by Greg Jensen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Blue Lumpy
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Arctic Blue Lumpy

Long,long ago when I was breeding lumpies in a tank in my parent's basement, my female lumpie was an even more intense blue color than this one. All her babies turned out blue, too.
by Greg Jensen
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: How do you store and travel with your photography equipment?
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Re: How do you store and travel with your photography equipment?

I still use a camera case that came with my Nikonos setup long, long ago. Hard plastic, suitcase-like, but not thick and heavy like a Pelican case- just light plastic with a foam liner. It doesn't have to be bomb-proof since it's a carry on- never check camera gear. It fits perfectly under a seat or...
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please

The ones I've seen have always been shallow (15-30 ft). Supposedly have been found as deep as 300+ ft but with the uncertainty of the i.d. it's hard to say if it is the same beast. They come in some amazing colors- one looks just like the Spanish shawl nudibranch. It's been suggested that they are n...
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: A couple IDs from Alki Junkyard please

It's an amphipod- on page 219 of one of my books, which I can't name here due to the 'no advertising' rule. It has generally been referred to as Podocerus cristatus, but it is not that species (from New Zealand) and work is currently underway to determine if the ones on our coast are a complex of sp...
by Greg Jensen
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

I'm amazed by the versatility of the TG 6 when it has the wet wide angle lens (Backscatter) attached. These uncropped shots were taken with it on, same dives as the WA I posted above. I originally thought I'd be taking it off and on as I changed from wide angle to macro, but that is only necessary i...
by Greg Jensen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

A few TG-6
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wide angle shots, using a single small strobe
by Greg Jensen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: best beginner camera? (looking @ G7x iii vs TG6)

Another vote for the tg-6. Great little camera, and its inherent waterproofness will save you a lot of grief if your housing ever leaks.
by Greg Jensen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: 2 lower power strobes vs 1 high power strobe
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: 2 lower power strobes vs 1 high power strobe

I'm not familiar with those strobes, but strictly from a 2 smaller vs 1 big I'd go with the 2. Macro doesn't need much power (I only use one small strobe) and having two will give you more flexibility for your wide angle. Plus if one strobe dies you have a backup.
by Greg Jensen
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

Was able to recover my wife's weight pouch while snorkeling today. :)

There are patches of a rust-colored bloom out there now, so viz can be iffy
by Greg Jensen
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: Hoodies on the Hood

I go there when I'm looking to shoot specific things that I know are easily available there, and uncommon or absent elsewhere- like this Alaskan hermit (Pagurus ochotensis).
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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: 20
Views: 2060

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: 874

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: 20
Views: 2060

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: 20
Views: 2060

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: 20
Views: 2060

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: 1464

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: 640

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: 3189
Views: 361156

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: 1951

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: 1275

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: 3189
Views: 361156

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: 1490

Re: Dives last weekend

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


shrimp- Heptacarpus tridens