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by Biodiversity_Guy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Help me with this.
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Help me with this.

Yep. Takes a lot of eating to get that large that fast.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Bay goby?
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Bay goby?

Yes I agree with Bay Goby.

Here is one I saw at Sund Rock, a bit south of where you were.

goby bay_1044 sm.jpg
by Biodiversity_Guy
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: your Christmas present
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: your Christmas present

Just finished my first quick read-thru. Thank you! What excellent pictures of the Threadfin. Great lighting. Great detail. And all the silt that was still on the bottom -- and not stirred up. Great technique and skill! Please consider offering a class through UW or Evergreen-- Sculpins of the PNW-- ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: your Christmas present
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: your Christmas present

woohoo! Thanks so much! Fun reading and searching ahead!
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sundrock CO Sole
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Sundrock CO Sole

It was at least 9", maybe a tad longer.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sundrock CO Sole
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Sundrock CO Sole

I was cruising along out at Sundrock earlier this month when I glided over what looked like a flatfin tail sticking out from some vegetation. I swung back around and saw this. sm Sole CO_4835.jpg I tried to get a face-on shot. sm Sole CO_4837.jpg Cropped closer. sm Sole CO_4839.jpg Out in the open. ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Ratfish Attack!
Replies: 13
Views: 2128

Re: Ratfish Attack!

I am not sure where I read it, but I recall reading that ratfish are the most abundant species of fish in Puget Sound, at the present time, from a biomass perspective. Many down deep -- where we use to have large numbers of Pacific Cod, walleye pollack and tomcod.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Report on Ocean Acidification
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Report on Ocean Acidification

Thanks for posting. One thing I find disturbing is that all the past predictions seem to be coming true much faster than originally predicted. The mouth of Puget Sound (Neah Bay) is ground zero for ocean acidification in the Pacific NW. It will be interesting if we divers can help detect changes in ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A new find at Point Hudson
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: A new find at Point Hudson

Always fun to have a new find at a familiar site! Thanks for sharing.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Is This What I Think It Is?
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Is This What I Think It Is?

Finding 3 in a single dive is unusual, but they are certainly present. Good spotting!
by Biodiversity_Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone Sunday 2/17
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Keystone Sunday 2/17

Great pictures. Great eye for spotting fun stuff.

What current chart location works for predicting good diving at Keystone?
by Biodiversity_Guy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Hood Canal report 3/3, 3/4- feisty octo
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Hood Canal report 3/3, 3/4- feisty octo

You captured excellent hunting behavior after the 3 minute mark. Great video!
by Biodiversity_Guy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: nudi day on hood canel
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: nudi day on hood canel

Beautiful pictures. So crisp!

Whereabouts on Hood Canal?
by Biodiversity_Guy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Great Sculpin at Sundrock
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: Great Sculpin at Sundrock

Thanks for the feedback! Will correct.

Was looking at the size of the mouth on the second, but obviously not closely enough.

Two different greats on the same dive. When it rains, it pours. I will be interested to see if my encounter rate goes up.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Trimix vs rebreather
Replies: 66
Views: 4941

Re: Trimix vs rebreather

...seem to sit in the 130-180 foot depth... I do a fair amount of diving at the 130-165' range using a nitrox backgas in my doubles, at the dive-appropriate percentage (~25-26%). Deco bottles to shorten the wait afterwards. Deco procedures and advanced oxygen (e.g., through a good TDI instructor) a...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Great Sculpin at Sundrock
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Great Sculpin at Sundrock

I know what many of you are thinking: Great Sculpins are a dime a dozen where I dive...who cares about one at Sundrock. I encountered this individual (I am assuming it is a great) earlier this week down on the middle wall. First time I had seen one at Sundrock ever that I could recall. Looked it up ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Winged Sea Slugs
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Winged Sea Slugs

Wow, great shots! Thank you for sharing!
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Cockscomb ID help
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: Cockscomb ID help

Amazing picture. They can be very shy. Thanks for sharing!
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Yelloweye at Sund Rock
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Yelloweye at Sund Rock

I was doing my normal Friday afternoon dive plan at Sund Rock yesterday. Splashed about 4:30 or so. Very low tide. Did a long surface swim out and dropped down about 80' or so. Continued down and hit a large set of boulders at about 155'. Much to my surprise and delight this individual was among the...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: WTB: Winter Undergarment
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: WTB: Winter Undergarment

Also considering adding a 2nd hood-- maybe wearing a tropical beanie under your current one. A lot of heat is lost through your head. Reducing water exchange around your head, or adding more insulation there, can make a big difference. As the old camping phrase goes: If your feet are cold, put on a ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudi ID question: white spotted Dendronotid?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Nudi ID question: white spotted Dendronotid?

It was at Sund Rock. Hood Canal.

At about 130' or so.
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Spiny Lithoid Crab at cove 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1273

Re: Spiny Lithoid Crab at cove 2

I ran into a spiny also, in a crack at Sund Rock. You are right about them being shy--when I first saw him he was out in the open. By the time I was in good camera range he was racing for shelter. Also a Puget Sound rockfish, which is common in other parts of Puget Sound, but a species I rarely see ...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudi ID question: white spotted Dendronotid?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Nudi ID question: white spotted Dendronotid?

I encountered this individual fairly deep at Sund Rock this past Friday. At first glance I thought it was a young Giant or maybe a red dendronotid, because I had seen those species here before. After studying it a bit closer I am not sure. After looking through Lamb's Marine Life and Behrens Eastern...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Passwords and resetting
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Passwords and resetting

I am sure the solution is in front of me, but I can't seem to see it. Where do I go to reset my NWDC password? I set up this account on my admin setting, but will usually be logging in from my "non-admin rights" user account. Problem is, when I go to log into NWDC from that account, it doe...
by Biodiversity_Guy
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: blackfin Sculpin
Replies: 7
Views: 906

blackfin Sculpin

I picked up this little guy at ~155 FSW at Sundrock. Based on Love's "Certainly More than you Want to Know About the Fishes of the Pacific Coast", I am tentatively identifying this as a darkfin sculpin. Corrections or confirmation appreciated!

sculpin darkfin.jpg