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by Jan K
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I returned to Holmes Harbor when the hight tide was higher in hope for better visibility on the deeper end where the Sunflower stars were last Sunday. Well, the visibility was even worse. But I did find two adult Sunflower stars and the juveniles were there too. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holm...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

correction:
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by Jan K
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Second batch of snapshots from the Langley Harbor dive ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-d2gG8HB/0/8718e900/XL/4.20.20%20Northern%20Kelp%20Crabs%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-pbNDZgZ/0/bb02113f/XL/4.20.20%20Northern%20Kelp%20Crab%202-XL.jpg ht...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: two HP80 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: two HP80 for sale

Hi Armor - PM sent
by Jan K
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More good news. April 20. Sunflower stars now also found at Langley Harbor. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-v2cdM4J/0/0483b5f8/XL/4.20.20%20Langley%20stars%20survey%202a-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-BzJxK3x/0/c3c0e263/XL/4.20.20%20Langley%20stars%2...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19

I got this in my e-mail .. :eek: https://www.caymancompass.com/2020/04/24/divers-face-long-term-health-impact-from-covid-19/ Divers face long-term health impact from COVID-19 Doctors and scientists are learning every day about the harmful effects of COVID-19. The long-term impact of the disease on r...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Two species of snails I came across on Holmes Harbor dive - parasites and scavengers ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holmes-Harbor-Freeland-WA/i-8LtFNSc/0/4aa036ce/X2/4.19.20%20Pyramidellid%20snail%20Feather%20worm-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holmes-Harbor-Freeland-WA/i-jCs2wRm/0/d5...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

"There's Gold in Them Thar Hills !". well maybe not gold, but in Holmes Harbor there are plenty of them shrimps and Sand Dollars ... :) :) :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Holmes-Harbor-Freeland-WA/i-tQWttkS/0/d34d7fd2/X2/4.19.20%20Mud%20shrimp%20mounds%20-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It has been over six months since I dived Holmes Harbor as with every dive there offered less and less opportunities to see marine life. Years ago, there was always something to see, but lately even the the hermit crabs and sea slugs vanished and my desire to swim a long way out to deeper water and ...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline roundup https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-wDrhLnq/0/3db50ff6/XL/4.17.20%20Skyline%20dive%203-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-P2Fb9M4/0/ee81058a/XL/4.17.20%20Stimpson%27s%20stars-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: two HP80 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

Re: two HP80 for sale

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by Jan K
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: two HP80 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

two HP80 for sale

Friend of mine has two HP 80 for sale, 50 dollars each. In hydro, need VIP.
If interested I can sent you PM his phone number
by Jan K
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline wall, Fidalgo Island. Still under the Covid-19 cloud. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-h9DvvHN/0/d78c7e57/XL/4.17.20%20Skyline%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-G5tQnMN/0/f8cc68b3/XL/4.17.20%20Elephant%20seal%20Skyl...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Wrap up of pictures from the Driftwood Pond dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-6VHV3Xc/0/8ae030cc/X2/4.13.20%20Driftwood%20pond%20logjam%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-JWNXqkp/0/ce80f7ca/X2/4.13.20%20Spaghetti%20algae...
by Jan K
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More critters from the pond. The almost transparent ones. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-q3sGvV3/0/f38ecb4c/X2/4.13.20%20Moon%20jelly%20deformed-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-46VPc6V/0/a9c7ea62/X2/4.13.20%20Moon%20jelly...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Of course, there must be a discarded toilet to complete the underwater scene at Driftwood Park. Also, somebody dumped some Pacific oysters into the mix... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-g3cvqfJ/0/e9db42b0/X2/4.13.20%20Driftwood%20Pond%20dive%202-X2.jpg https://phot...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Driftwood Park. The driftwood debris from the December 2018 storm still litters the surface and the bottom of the ponds. School of Sticklebacks find a shelter in the shallows beneath the logjam. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-JczF74J/0/9c1097ef/X2/4.13.20%20Blue%20...
by Jan K
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Few more from the Langley Harbor dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-c48FQrm/0/42790111/XL/4.7.20%20Giant%20Plumose%20anemone%20tires-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-z3qmj5N/0/e69de80f/XL/4.7.20%20Giant%20Plumose%20anemone%20weight-XL.jpg https://ph...
by Jan K
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Easter eggs, courtesy of Painted Greenling. Langley Harbor, April 7. Three batches, every one of them laid by a different female and now in various stages of development. Male guardian nestled in field of Featherduster worms. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Langley-Tire-Reef/i-CnSpcf5/0/397d5e57/XL...
by Jan K
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Name that whale
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Name that whale

Very interesting. I hope they find enough food as not to starve and end up dead on our beaches like some in the past.
by Jan K
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Langley Harbor, April 7, 2020. Sea star wasting survey. Unfortunately, after few months of clean health, I found two Ochre stars wasting. Lots of Pink stars, two very small Sunflower stars, leather and Mottled stars so far healthy. Invasion of barnacles, probably good source of food for the sea star...
by Jan K
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Spawning of Red Sea Cucumbers continues. Driftwood Park observation: Spawning doesn't interfere with eating... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-Inlet/i-v8JddGH/0/7df12446/X2/4.4.20%20Red%20cucumber%20spawn%201-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Driftwood-Park-Admiralty-...
by Jan K
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Two weeks of of isolation from the underwater realm, time to moisten the gills. Since the Keystone Underwater Park is closed, I settle for the nearby Driftwood Park, just outside the eastern border of the Fort Casey State Park. Checking on the occupants of Driftwood Park Toilet Reef. It felt good to...
by Jan K
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

It is so exciting to find a new critter. One of many reasons to dive as often as possible, even the same location visited many times before. One never knows what is waiting to be discovered. Yes, it is "only" a tiny slug, but many of my diving friends will know what I mean... :) It might not be rare...
by Jan K
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4411
Views: 491674

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point, March 16. Searching for sea slugs, finding them in unlikely places, such as hull of a boat ... Others on muck bottom and dock pilings. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-7dDS5JG/0/09c826fa/X2/3.16.20%20A%20fusca%20on%20boat%20hull-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/La...