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by Jan K
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Lagoon Point, another jelly. Red-eye medusa aka Penicillate jellyfish aka Red-eye jellyfish aka Ball medusa aka Bell-shaped jellyfish. Pick up one name you like - there are sometimes plenty of them swimming around... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-2fZ3JT9/0/bb3f6498/X2/10.6.20%20...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, Divers are not welcome here ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-7KPFqhB/0/cdabf4a2/XL/PA170326%20Keystone%20dredging%20%20AS%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-DZMj7V7/0/f13f390c/XL/PA170343%20Keystone%20dredging%20AS%20-XL.jpg https://photo...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And since we are on the subject of jellies, the Lion's Mane became the substitute for Fried eggs jellies on anemone dinner menu :) Plumose and Painted anemones under the floating docks at Lagoon Point... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Lagoon-Point/i-rvWM9G2/0/d4979e52/X2/10.6.20%20Plumose%20caught...
by Jan K
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Hello fellow divers. Is it me or there are no Fried egg jellies around this year? I do see some Lion's mane, but not as many as in previous years. Seeing Fried eggs being dined on by anemones used to be a common sight in almost all places around the island. https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Jel...
by Jan K
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The recent wind storms not only caused power outages, but sent one of the moored sailboats in Holmes Harbor to the bottom. Only top of the mast showing, enough to spark my interest and don my scuba gear. It is a loooong swim from the shores of Freeland Park. When I descended I found myself swimming ...
by Jan K
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Sunday was a day when diver had to watch not only the tides and currents, but also the winds rain. But it all worked out at Deception Pass. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-HGXvMvQ/0/74f2c4ab/X2/10.11.20%20Deception%20Pass%20weather%202-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.c...
by Jan K
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, October 11th. The weather was similar to the one we had on Friday the 9th. Overcast, strong winds from SE. Today, we add some rain to the mix. Three of us made the trip down the forest path to dip into the sometimes unpredictable waters of DP. After Friday struggle with the currents,...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, October 9th. Few hardy souls met under the overcast skies to take advantage of what might be the last dive cycle here before the gates close for the winter. The current tables from different sources were in disagreement as when the slack should happen, so we had few interesting momen...
by Jan K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Whales: Blue, Humpback, Gray

Lots of whales and calm seas, sounds great to me ! As you say, Happy to be alive ! :)
by Jan K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Happy World Octopus Day ! I had my chance to meet junior Great Pacific Octopus yesterday at Skyline, we shook hands and parted as friends. :) We need more of this in our troubled world. 😀 https://photos.smugmug.com/Fauna-Flora/Octopus/i-MJWb6dD/0/980a6f24/XL/10.7.20%20My%20Octopus%20Teacher%20-XL.jpg
by Jan K
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I try. My guess:
1. & 2, Saddleback gunnels, (Pholis ornata),
3. nice find - Showy Snailfish, (Liparis pulchellus),
4. the Eel grass occupant is Hooded nudibranch (Melibe leonina).
by Jan K
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Attention fellow critter-watchers, nudibranch afficionados. Get your guidebooks out and once again, write in the latest change, this time affecting our Clown nudibranch. All those years of taking their pictures, I marked them in my files as Triopha catalinae . Even in our waters, we are now home to ...
by Jan K
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty October 3rd. I don't know if the parasites pestering the local Lingcod are more numerous, but I noticed that these days many more Lingcod are calling for Scalyhead sculpin cleaning services ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-qxJNdcn/0/3f5d4bf9/XL/10.3.20%20Lingcod%2...
by Jan K
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

October 2nd, Keystone Jetty gunnels...
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by Jan K
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

The days lately are all wrapped in fog and gray color. But that doesn't mean we can't continue diving. 😀 Manacled sculpins are supposedly common, but I sure did not see many . Actually, Scuba Jess found one few days ago and I was lucky to find one soon afterward, on October 2nd. So keep your eyes op...
by Jan K
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

October 1st. Keystone Jetty. Foggy above, good visibility below. And after many, many months, I come across healthy, large adult Sunflower star! https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-NCrP8Rr/0/1c9dc761/XL/10.1.20%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keyst...
by Jan K
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Fish encounters from Keystone Jetty, September 27th dive... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-GDVDLs3/0/bb598211/XL/9.27.20%20Painted%20greenling%20eat%20crab-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-QWN9D6R/0/b0fb88bd/XL/9.27.20%20Lingcod%20Coral%20Leaf%20seaweed-XL....
by Jan K
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty September 27th. After the smoke cleared, early morning dive with beautiful sunrise was added reward. It is already October and I am not finished processing September pictures. And getting ready for another Keystone dive... 😧😀 https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-93Bw7ps/0...
by Jan K
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline, September 21st wrap up. Many of the red sea cucumbers seem to stop feeding already and the scenery becomes more subdued because of it. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-xjQ5vHB/0/0d73c7e8/XL/9.21.20%20Creeping%20pedal%20open%3Aclosed-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmu...
by Jan K
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline September 21st. Meet one of the locals - the Pacific Red Octopus... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-gKHcVWN/0/601001f9/XL/9.21.20%20Skyline%20Red%20Octopus-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-vZ8GcNN/0/9f97f6fa/XL/9.21.20%20Sky...
by Jan K
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Thank you Alex. My part was just a little tiny one - diving :) Skyline September 21st. Slugs revisited - Antiopella fusca with parasite, Doto columbiana laying eggs, https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-KRdLRmh/0/ec2121b1/XL/9.21.20%20Bicolored%20nudi%20parasite-XL.jpg http...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

As some of you know, I have been following the tragic and mysterious story of wasting sea stars from the beginning. When it hit our local waters around Whidbey Island, I joined many other citizen scientist in providing sighting and information to scientists involved in trying to find the cause of th...
by Jan K
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

September 22nd. Keystone Jetty divers/critters I met. 😀 https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-Jb6MBGJ/0/0ad0416c/XL/9.22.20%20Pat%20Gunderson%20Keystone-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-hbxSLx2/0/1f82c003/XL/9.22.20%20Justin%20Cryptic%20burrowing%20anemone-XL.jpg ...
by Jan K
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

September 20&22. Keystone Jetty Lingcod getting their health check done by Scalyhead sculpins. In the past it were the large Lingcod, but this time the three fish opening their mouths as to advertise for the need to be cleaned were smaller animals. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-G...
by Jan K
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4606
Views: 562150

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And some Sunday Keystone fish encounters... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-zFg2vDF/0/e4f249a3/XL/9.20.20%20%20Scalyhead%20Red%20gunnel-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-Fv2sKWB/0/d6c20a82/XL/9.20.20%20Mosshead%20warbonnet%20Lobed%20tunic-XL.jpg https://photo...