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by stphnmartin
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Record setting toxic pacific algae bloom
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

Record setting toxic pacific algae bloom

While checking the weekend weather I came across this article:

Record-Setting Toxic Algae Bloom Wreaks Havoc in Pacific From Alaska to California

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/record_north_pacific_toxic_algae_bloom_alaska_california_fisheries/51723812
by stphnmartin
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found: Drysuit at Rockaway
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Found: Drysuit at Rockaway

I saw this on my FB feed for Exotic Aquatics: Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking 5 hrs · Lost at Rockaway. Please please if you picked up a yellow and black diving concepts dry suit return it to Exotic Aquatics. It belongs to one of our clients and he is very sad. He went back to grab it last night ...
by stphnmartin
Tue May 26, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 5/28
Replies: 29
Views: 1990

Re: ThThTh 5/28

I'm a definite maybe this week. Better viz reports will tempt me. :-) Salt Water Park closes at dusk. It might be a little tight time-wise to get that one in.
by stphnmartin
Tue May 26, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale

Now there's a beer dedicated to Sea Stars to raise awareness of the wasting disease. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go towards research conducted by Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). http://www.rogue.com/rogue_beer/wasted-sea-star-purple-pale-ale/ ht...
by stphnmartin
Fri May 15, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone 5.13
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: Keystone 5.13

Great shots. I particularly like the octo eye shot. Very great.
by stphnmartin
Thu May 07, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Ththth 5/7
Replies: 9
Views: 748

Re: Ththth 5/7

Just back from Belize and am not ready for whale snot just yet. Perhaps next week when the 20-30 foot viz reports start rolling in. :-)
by stphnmartin
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 4-9
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: ThThTh 4-9

I'm out this week but back next go around.
by stphnmartin
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sea star die-off
Replies: 274
Views: 64738

Re: Sea star die-off

Here's a national geographic article about the disease and how it may be affecting urchins too:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150401-urchins-sea-stars-monterey-bay-california-animals/
by stphnmartin
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 337062

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Bachelor rock 3/28. 20 feet. Surge had it pretty stirred up though. Urchins galore!

Planned to dive salt creek but the winds had the waves going. Looks like things are starting to calm down now.
by stphnmartin
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/26
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: ThThTh 3/26

I'm out this week. Heading to Salt Creek on Friday.
by stphnmartin
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh Cove 2 3-19
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: ThThTh Cove 2 3-19

Nice pics Gdog. I think I may have gotten footage of the same squat lobster. JPA or John-Paul is my dive buddy. Here are a few screen grabs from the video.

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squat lobster getting photo bombed

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Octo on eggs

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rhino crab face
by stphnmartin
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/19
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: ThThTh 3/19

We're parked on the street on the south side of cove 2. Marination parking looks full.
by stphnmartin
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/19
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: ThThTh 3/19

Okay, I hit the gym three days in a row and am exhausted, so diving it is. I talked JPA into going as well. What time are we gathering?
by stphnmartin
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: ThThTh 3/19
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: ThThTh 3/19

What time are you thinking? I'll decide later today if I want to dive or go to the gym. :-)
by stphnmartin
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Crew - 3/5
Replies: 15
Views: 1217

Re: Thursday Night Crew - 3/5

I'm out this week.
by stphnmartin
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 2/26
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: ThThTh 2/26

Here are my contributions from last night's dives. These are grabs from the video. I like the nudi photo bomb.

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Cockle siphons

nudi-photo-bomb.jpg
Nudibranch photo bomb

funky-shrimp.jpg
Funky shrimp
by stphnmartin
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 2/26
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Thursday Crew 2/26

I'm in. Think this may close out winter night dives at Redondo as it will be staying light much longer. Hope they have the music turned down at Bill McHales!
by stphnmartin
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Under the hood
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Under the hood

On Sunday my dive buddy and I did a three tank charter with PacAdventure on hood canal. Turned out to be a beautiful day both above and below the water. Don even allowed me to fly the drone from the boat. I hadn't flown it in a while and was pretty rusty confusing the sticks on the controller a few ...
by stphnmartin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Night Dive
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Thursday Night Dive

I'm out this week. Doing a pacadventure dive this weekend and have things to do above water.
by stphnmartin
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 337062

Re: Viz Reports Thread

2/16 KVI tower, 0-30 feet depth hazy thermocline with 15-20 feet of viz, 30-100 depth about 35-40 feet of viz. Very nice. Also ripping surface current.
by stphnmartin
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 2/12/15
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Thursday Crew 2/12/15

I'm out this week. Too much going on. Back next week.
by stphnmartin
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Thursday Crew 2/5
Replies: 14
Views: 1419

Re: Thursday Crew 2/5

I'm in! Will try to arrive on time, but will be fighting Seattle traffic.
by stphnmartin
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3166
Views: 337062

Re: Viz Reports Thread

2/1 Saltwater park 30-35 feet! Get it while it's clear!
by stphnmartin
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo 1/23 - Calling Mr. Bailey...
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Redondo 1/23 - Calling Mr. Bailey...

I dived the north side on Sunday evening and found 3 lumpies in 8 feet of water. They were shallower than the eel grass on the rocks.
by stphnmartin
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Gray whale killed by ship prop
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Gray whale killed by ship prop

m Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed...