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by Greg Jensen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Shark ID
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Shark ID

Looks like a soupfin shark
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Nudibranch talk this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Nudibranch talk this weekend

Dave Behrens, godfather of west coast nudies, will be speaking this Saturday at Sound Dive Center in Bremerton
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by Greg Jensen
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Need some ID help please
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Need some ID help please

Juvenile spot shrimp, Pandalus platyceros
crab is a longhorn decorator crab, Chorilia longipes
spiny pink scallop, Chlamys hastata
by Greg Jensen
Wed May 25, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: silicone seals for Fusion drysuit
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: silicone seals for Fusion drysuit

Thanks- will do
by Greg Jensen
Sun May 22, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: silicone seals for Fusion drysuit
Replies: 2
Views: 684

silicone seals for Fusion drysuit

Anyone have any recommendations on a shop that will replace the latex seals on my Fusion with silicone ones?
Someplace other than a place in Illinois that a friend had a terrible experience with....
by Greg Jensen
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Horseshoe Crab
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: Horseshoe Crab

Over the years I've found tropical conch shells and other similar items. I suspect some people dispose of old shell collections etc. by tossing them in the sound, figuring they're recycling the materials or something
by Greg Jensen
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost gear at Lobster Shop
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Lost gear at Lobster Shop

A friend left her mask, fins (black Hollis w/yellow tips) and yellow snorkel with the name "Rhoda" on it on the rocks at the Lobster Shop. Let me know if they turn up.
Thanks
by Greg Jensen
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Lost knife at Les Davis
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Lost knife at Les Davis

My wife lost her dive knife today somewhere not much east or west of the stairs. Has a distinctive (pink!) rebuilt handle.
Reward of either a copy of 'Crabs and Shrimps of the Pacific Coast' or 'Beneath Pacific Tides' for its return
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: 2224

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: 2116

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: 4327

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: 5777

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: 5777

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: 5306

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: 5306

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: 5306

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: 3117

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: 4428

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: 4428

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).
ochotensis.jpg
by Greg Jensen
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hoodies on the Hood
Replies: 20
Views: 4428

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: 1968

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: 4428

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: 4428

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: 4428

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: 3204

Re: Help with Fish ID Please :-)

Definitely a snake prickleback (whose seen better days)