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by Magoi
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic
Replies: 43
Views: 2529

Re: Seasoft Fined For Dumping Lead, Arsenic

I dug out my old copy of Lange's Handbook of Chemistry. Lead oxide (PbO) is yellow. Lead chloride (PbCl2) is white. The milky stuff we are probably seeing from our soft weights is probably lead chloride (not definitive). It could form if some of the lead dissolved due to corrosion or some other type...
by Magoi
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Seastar ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Seastar ID Help

Thanks Janna!

I have his crab books and his free sculpin book. I will order this one now.
by Magoi
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Seastar ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Seastar ID Help

I took this photo of a seastar near Orcas Island this summer and am having trouble identifying it. Anyone know what it is?

Thanks

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by Magoi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: God's Pocket Situation
Replies: 25
Views: 2820

Re: God's Pocket Situation

YellowEye - it would be good to check on the Hideaway while you are there. I was at GP last August and we discussed the Hideaway. It is my understanding that the Hideaway lost their lease but have not closed their door. I was trading emails with Bill a few weeks ago and he had some openings in June....
by Magoi
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Striped Nudi Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Striped Nudi Eggs

Did a dive at the Junkyard a week ago and saw a bunch of Striped Nudis around. Got a shot of one that I believe was in the process of laying eggs.

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by Magoi
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Travel Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 1853

Re: Travel Bag

Gdog - I use this bag from Costco.... https://m.costco.com/High-Sierra-30%22- ... 63588.html Works well, doesn't scream dive gear. I am looking for a new bag, have worn out a couple. Is this one durable? Wheels strong? I usually am pushing the 50 lb limit. Need to pack my reg as I carry all my camer...
by Magoi
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Critter ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Critter ID Help

I was going through some photos from a trip to God's Pocket at the end of last August. I just noticed a hitchhiker on this Clown Dorid that looks like some kind of worm. Can anyone identify it? Sorry the photo is not sharper.
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by Magoi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Muvi K2 found at alike cove 2
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: Muvi K2 found at alike cove 2

Nice find, too bad it was in bad shape. My wife once found a video camera on a headband, also at Cove 2. It had only been in the water a couple weeks, so I was able to charge it and see what it had on it. I saw a nice video of the diver who lost it swimming away as it sank to the bottom. However, I ...
by Magoi
Sun May 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Octo on Some Eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Cove 2 Octo on Some Eggs

Did a Mother's Day dive with wife and daughter today. Lots of crap in the water, but we did find an octo on some eggs. Overall, a nice relaxing dive with a few different nudis.
by Magoi
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Dive Operators, Channel Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Dive Operators, Channel Islands

My wife and I are planning a trip to CA for early summer and we want to do some dives in the Channel Islands. Does anyone have experience with a good operator? Any recommendations on the best islands to dive? We plan on bringing our dry suits. Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated.
by Magoi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: ID Help

Thanks Jan. I also thought it might be a coralline, but the frills/folds on the lower edge makes me think it may be a worm.
by Magoi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 857

ID Help

Did a dive yesterday at Titlow and found this colorful critter (I think). Have not seen one before. It looks like it is thicker on top than on the bottom. It was about an inch wide, and I estimate about 2-3 inches long. Is it some type of worm?

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by Magoi
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raw sewage pumping into the sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Raw sewage pumping into the sound

Based on what I have been able to find, they cleared Seacrest (Coves 1 - 3) and Alki Beach yesterday afternoon. For the bypass, King County was apparently only sampling at West Point and to the North (Golden Gardens & Carkeek). Carkeek was above criteria in the most recent report KC posted. From...
by Magoi
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Happy new year !
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Happy new year !

Good to hear again from you Rich. Let me know if I can help you with your new toy - looks great. I would love to dive again at PT. Lots easier to dive there since I am retired like you now.
by Magoi
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Ed Munro Seahurst Park?!?! Good or Bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Ed Munro Seahurst Park?!?! Good or Bad?

Public Utilities is working on the pump station at the parking area, I believe. I know it was planned.
by Magoi
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Port Townsend
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Port Townsend

Good to hear from you again Rich.

I learned how to plan Pt Hudson dives from you and my wife and I are already booked for that window.
by Magoi
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Caribbean Dive Resorts?
Replies: 10
Views: 2217

Re: Caribbean Dive Resorts?

We did a dive to St. Eustatius this past Feb and really enjoyed the trip and the diving. It is off the beaten path and not very touristy. It has a lot of history and the diving was v. good, with short boat rides. Nice place to lay back and relax. We dove with ScubAqua - they did an excellent job.
by Magoi
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Need your thoughts and ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Need your thoughts and ideas

I did a trip to Dumaguete a few years ago and stayed at the Atlantis resort. They did a trip to Apo and offered a full lunch on the trip - it was over an hour to Apo from the resort, as I recall. They also had an arrangement with the locals at Apo for buying stuff while at the island. The muck divin...
by Magoi
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Nudibranch ID
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Nudibranch ID

We saw a new (for us) nudi yesterday at Cove 2. I think it is a White-Spotted Dorid (aegires albopuntatus). Can anyone confirm? It was about an inch long. Could not get its head, as it was bent around and I could not get it in view. You can see some white spots around its head.
by Magoi
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Crabbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Crabbing?

You will need a crab bag to put the keepers into and a caliper to measure. You can harvest dungeness and red rocks, but I only like to harvest dungeness. I think the best way to get them is to pin them to the bottom and then pick them up from the back. They will run when you get close, so you need t...
by Magoi
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Skeleton Shrimp
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Skeleton Shrimp

We did a dive this morning at the old Dickman Mill Park in Tacoma. Found the weird critter below on a piece of kelp. Thanks to Greg Jensen's excellent crab and shrimp book, I identified it as a caprellid amphipod or skeleton shrimp. It appears that the two white ovals on the kelp are part of the cri...
by Magoi
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 3245

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

There is no problem whatsoever in crossing the border in either direction - only an issue for taking the BC ferry.
by Magoi
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back
Replies: 16
Views: 3245

Re: Border crossing with tanks question - Anacortes to Sidney B.C. and back

I have crossed while declaring the tanks as dangerous goods and had no adverse response from the border crossing staff. It is a requirement, and there will be consequences if you do not declare them and they are found. You do need to complete the Dangerous Goods form, and you should declare the DG s...
by Magoi
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1848

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

Plumose Anemone.
by Magoi
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help, YS-250 Strobe
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: Help, YS-250 Strobe

I have a suggestion. It might be possible to have the shop send the repaired unit to the place you will be staying in Maui. Good luck.

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