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by derekcs
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: Parasites

Thanks so much!
by derekcs
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Parasites
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Parasites

I took a closeup picture of a flounder's eye on a night dive at Redondo and noticed all these marks. They look like parasitic isopods or copepods, but they seem like cartoon drawings. Anyone know what these critters are exactly?

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by derekcs
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: NWDive Club 10th Anniversary Dive
Replies: 16
Views: 1345

Re: NWDive Club 10th Anniversary Dive

I like that picture of the grunt sculpin with the gunnels.

Sorry I couldn't make it out. Maybe 11/11 11am will work better next year...
by derekcs
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 10/08 Trip Report!
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: ThThTh 10/08 Trip Report!

And I think the "tiny GPO" is another red octo. The GPO eyes look different. Bigger. Here's a younger, smaller GPO in a PVC pipe at Redondo a couple years ago: m I ran into exactly the same situation last night at Cove 2. Biggest red octopus I ever saw by far. I misidentified it at first a...
by derekcs
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 10/08 Trip Report!
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: ThThTh 10/08 Trip Report!

by derekcs
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: THTHTH (10/8)
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: THTHTH (10/8)

I'll be there.
by derekcs
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock: 10-3-15: critters are back
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Sund Rock: 10-3-15: critters are back

Here are my photos: https://derekcs.smugmug.com/Underwater/ ... 15-10-0304

Thanks for showing me around Mike. Great dives!
by derekcs
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Octomoms and babies at Cove2
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Octomoms and babies at Cove2

Great photos! I'm very jealous.
by derekcs
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2: 9-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Cove 2: 9-13-2015

Love the video! Octopus nests are always fascinating to watch.
by derekcs
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Underwater photo books
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Underwater photo books

Charles Seaborn's Underwater Photography, which is an instructional book from the film days, has a lot of good Puget Sound photos. It's actually what convinced me to learn scuba diving here. I'll have to pick up Salas' new book. Cold waters is slim pickings. Planet Ocean has a few good cold water ph...
by derekcs
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Racing Extinction screening @ SIFF 9/25
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Racing Extinction screening @ SIFF 9/25

I don't know if anyone else made it out tonight, but there was a premiere screening of Racing Extinction, a new documentary from the makers of The Cove. It's a good explainer of the various ways humans are contributing to the sixth mass extinction event of Earth, with a strong focus on the illegal t...
by derekcs
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Saturday dive somewhere?
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Saturday dive somewhere?

It's last minute, but it's been too long since my last dive. Anywhere between Mukilteo and Redondo is fine by me. Flexible on time of day. Who's interested?
by derekcs
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: saying good bye to a unique habitat.
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: saying good bye to a unique habitat.

scooby branch wrote:Derecs, awesome pics! A huge investment?

Thanks! By huge investment, I assume you mean the camera, in which case, yes.
by derekcs
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: saying good bye to a unique habitat.
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: saying good bye to a unique habitat.

Is there anyone we can contact at WDFW or in Mukilteo to get some sort of replacement site going?
by derekcs
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Ththth (9/10)
Replies: 17
Views: 1156

Re: Ththth (9/10)

I would like to tag along. My vote is for Redondo. But yeah, 6:30 splash is difficult. Fairly certain I can be there by 6:30 though.
by derekcs
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: saying good bye to a unique habitat.
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: saying good bye to a unique habitat.

This was one of my favorite dive sites too. I even mapped it out for my Divemaster course! Was very sad to hear this news.

https://derekcs.smugmug.com/Underwater/ ... 2013-09-15
by derekcs
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: IST DolphinTech T110 Can Light
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: FS: IST DolphinTech T110 Can Light

Yes, PM me to arrange the meet.
by derekcs
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Three Tree North Labor Day weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Three Tree North Labor Day weekend

I'm also thinking of doing Keystone on Sunday morning with Moss Bay. Maybe ill see you there?

Friday night maybe for Three Tree?
by derekcs
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Three Tree North Labor Day weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Three Tree North Labor Day weekend

I can't make it during the week because of other obligations, but anyone interested in a dive over the holiday weekend to go look for the GPO nest?
by derekcs
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade Dive Gear
Topic: FS: IST DolphinTech T110 Can Light
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: FS: IST DolphinTech T110 Can Light

Downtown Seattle.
by derekcs
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO egg hatching
Replies: 37
Views: 2450

Re: GPO egg hatching

ICYMI, I sent you a Dropbox link for the pictures you took with my camera by PM. (Finally...) Hi ScubaJess, DerekCs and I went tonight. Totally EPIC!! It was definitely one of my best dives ever... Seeing the octos try to swim up out of the den was so fun, we were cheering for them under water! On t...
by derekcs
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)
Replies: 54
Views: 15054

Re: In Memoriam: Lynne Flaherty (LCF, TSandM)

I've known Peter now for a few years through Moss Bay, but I'm not sure I ever had the pleasure of meeting Lynne. I can only hope to leave a mark on the local dive community over the years anywhere near as positive as she did. My heart is broken for Peter and his family. My deepest condolences.
by derekcs
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: THTHTH (8/27)
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: THTHTH (8/27)

Hmm... I might be interested.
by derekcs
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: GPO egg hatching
Replies: 37
Views: 2450

Re: GPO egg hatching

Hey DerekCs, Happy Thursday! Did you get any pictures from the AMAZING dive? Happy Friday! Thanks so much for letting me tag along the other night. Finally got around to finishing the photos today. I did not get as great of baby photos as the rest of you, but I'm happy with what I did get. m P.S. A...