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by Chevayea
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Water Rescue Report
Replies: 20
Views: 1797

Re: Water Rescue Report

Thanks for posting this, Chris. I was the other diver on the scene. My buddy, the original poster of this, did a good job recognizing a swimmer in distress. The man wasn't splashing, yelling for help nor did he seem to be struggling to keep afloat from the distance that we were at but there was some...
by Chevayea
Fri May 17, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: theperfectdive.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: theperfectdive.com

I love to hear it. Skyline is a great dive, certainly one that has to be planned carefully but worth it!
by Chevayea
Thu May 16, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: theperfectdive.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: theperfectdive.com

kdupreez wrote:I"ll also PM you on quite a few errors and omissions regarding a lot of the lake dive site names and coordinates.

Great. Any input makes the site descriptions better. We have very few lake dives listed, I would love to add more if you would like to help.
by Chevayea
Thu May 16, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: theperfectdive.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: theperfectdive.com

Thanks. We are always looking for people who want to help contribute content. Let me know.
by Chevayea
Thu May 16, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: theperfectdive.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: theperfectdive.com

Hey there, I'm one of the admins for ThePerfectDive.com. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I'll clean it off the site and delete the offenders. :)

Thanks for using the site. It is a fun project to work on.
by Chevayea
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Saltwater State park dive map
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Saltwater State park dive map

enchantmentdivi wrote:http://www.theperfectdive.com/media/maps/30.pdf

Ahh, thanks Jenn :-)
by Chevayea
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Buddy Lost a Spear Gun at Blake Island
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Buddy Lost a Spear Gun at Blake Island

A buddy lost a Cressi spear gun at Blake Island with the name Bodily on it. Could you please let me know if anyone finds it? Thanks!
by Chevayea
Tue May 25, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7700

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

Janna, Thanks for your input on this topic and for giving us some direction on how we can contribute. You're the best!
by Chevayea
Mon May 24, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?
Replies: 87
Views: 7700

Re: Ling Cod slot limits - how's that working out for ya?

I watched 3 fish thrown back on opening day, all from very experienced divers and spearfishermen. One was 25" (one inch short of regulation size) and was instructed by the boat owner to be safe and throw it back. He did and then later shot a 30". I'm not seeing how that will help the popul...
by Chevayea
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sekiu Crab ID
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Sekiu Crab ID

Beautiful pictures! Where in Sekiu are you diving? Near the jetty / rocks? Shore diving? Thanks for sharing. Yep, this was right off the shore at the rocks to the west of the marina. I've been there several times with the kelp in during the summer, but I really enjoyed this dive in the winter. A la...
by Chevayea
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A question for the experts
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: A question for the experts

The headphones are snails right? But the odd nodules in the sea squirt are something I haven't seen before. Man Dusty2, you always come up with some great finds.
by Chevayea
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Creature ID
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: Creature ID

Yeah, I see them frequently too... But what on earth easts sunflower stars (besides other starfish?)
by Chevayea
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Why aren't Warbonnets and Cockscombs not Gunnels?
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Why aren't Warbonnets and Cockscombs not Gunnels?

Wow again, thank you Greg. I learn a ton every time you chime in.
:thankyouyellow:

So is there a group higher up on the ladder that they are all a part of? Are they all blennies (together with the Wolf Eel?)
by Chevayea
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Why aren't Warbonnets and Cockscombs not Gunnels?
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Why aren't Warbonnets and Cockscombs not Gunnels?

...and don't say "because they're pricklebacks" ;)

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms whey these fish, which seem to be so gunnel-like, are not technically gunnels?
by Chevayea
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea urchins "see" the sea with their spines
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Sea urchins "see" the sea with their spines

Wow, that's really cool. I always supposed they just moved around by braille.
by Chevayea
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features

Greg Jensen wrote:When the markings (star on Pisaster, white line on Evasterias) are missing, look at where the arm meets the central disk. On Evasterias they usually pinch in a little bit, and don't do that on Pisaster.

Cool, thank you Greg. I just encountered that issue today so now I know.
by Chevayea
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features

Cool, thanks Janna. You da man!...well, you know what I mean. ;)
by Chevayea
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features

Thanks!

So it looks like all the brown ones above are false ochres, correct?
by Chevayea
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Ochre Sea Star Distinguishing Features

So, I'm looking at my books and my photos and I'm having a hard time telling if some of the star pics are Ochre Sea Stars ( Piaster ochraceus ) or False Ochre Sea Stars ( Evasterias troschelii ) . Does anyone have any distuingishing features to look for? Here's a bunch of pics that I'm trying to ID:...
by Chevayea
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Don't Mess With Me!
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Don't Mess With Me!

I got nailed by him in the middle of the day on Saturday. He's hilarious and relentlessly protective of his nest. I was coming up on the tires and remembered this post then POW! There he was. :boxer:
by Chevayea
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sekiu Crab ID
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Sekiu Crab ID

Thanks Greg. Here are a few others that I came across (just in case you would like to see them). Sekiu is a great winter dive 'cause the kelp is absent and lets you see the stuff normally hidden. A great place for invertebrate lovers. Puget-Sound-King.jpg Umbrella-Crab-2.jpg Umbrella-Crab.jpg Kelp-C...
by Chevayea
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sekiu Crab ID
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Sekiu Crab ID

Can you help me ID these crabs? I photographed them at Sekiu last week and I don't have my books in front of me.

Odd-Crab.jpg

Interesting-Crab.jpg

Strange-Crab.jpg
by Chevayea
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: the hunter ...
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: the hunter ...

WOW! That's fantastic! :hello2:
by Chevayea
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Greenling ID
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Greenling ID

White spotted was my first impression too but i didn't see any adult white spotted, only a ton of the same size juveniles like this one. Does anyone know if white spotted have any blue markings as juveniles?
by Chevayea
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Greenling ID
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Greenling ID

I'm having a tough time identifying this greenling. I saw TONS of them while diving yesterday at Pinnacle Rock, Sekiu and Salt Creek. There were LOTS of kelp greenling around, and then a bunch of smaller ones (about 4"-6") with very different markings. I think they are small Kelp Greenling...