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by Scott G
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Florence North Jetty
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Florence North Jetty

just keep a look out for swell... with anything less than 6' there are quite a few things to do on the south coast...e.g. diving from semi protected areas.... port orford jetty is the easiest and most reliable. there is a kelp bed directly in front. if more adventerous and have a boat, there are a n...
by Scott G
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Florence North Jetty
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Florence North Jetty

It's better the way it is... It is much different than the sound and it's not worth comparing... they both have good and bad points... I will agree that it is funny for whoever does this to promote two of the most lousy dives in the state They are both really easy in and out's, which is nice... i gu...
by Scott G
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Zodiacs and the Oregon Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Zodiacs and the Oregon Coast

Hi Scott - do you ever freedive for red abalone or spearfishing? I dove alot of humboldt and del norte this way with excellent results. I remember a spot north of brookings I dorve down a seriously rustic dirt road to get there and I just saw the sights but thought "wow, this could be great ab...
by Scott G
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Zodiacs and the Oregon Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Zodiacs and the Oregon Coast

Hello, I have a 14' zodiac. its great. I rarely make bar crossings though, mostly beach launches. I never have a tender, no real necessity for the dives i do. Get a really good anchor and start/ end there. I use a bruce that could probably keep a tug boat in place ... those little danforths seem bra...
by Scott G
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: For the truly cheap
Replies: 1
Views: 294

For the truly cheap

48 bucks for a camera and housing!!!

old technology, but might be great for tidepooling...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vivitar-5188-Digital-Camera-Underwater-Housing-kit_W0QQitemZ300325494678QQcategoryZ31388QQcmdZViewItem
by Scott G
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: silver spotted sculpin
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: silver spotted sculpin

Thanks much for the help!
by Scott G
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: silver spotted sculpin
Replies: 3
Views: 222

silver spotted sculpin

Yes?

from a beach seine today.

pectoral fins were very large relative to the fish.

thanks,
Scott
by Scott G
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 466492

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Nice Jan!

we have one down here by the name of "Little Mama" :) a nice one that's been around for a good number of years. she's(/he's) skittish when you get in the water though. I have to say having a big gray thing fly by you is a little uncomfortable in this part of the pacific...
by Scott G
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A whatsit for Greg
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: A whatsit for Greg

Was this ever settled?

I looked at this photo with friend who has as much fish ID skills as anyone i know and a couple of books and we came up with English sole... what precluded that earlier?

the tail and lack of prominent ridge between eyes are enough for me to think it can't be a slender.

Scott
by Scott G
Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A whatsit for Greg
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: A whatsit for Greg

not knowing much about the ID without them in hand, it looks more like a slender than an arrowtooth to me. both those have not much of a bump on their lateral line and are not wide bodied as in the photo... but it seems shallow for an arrowtooth. you didn't count upper gill rakers did you? :) flash ...
by Scott G
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 466492

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Yeah, I have no idea... I've ID'd a Aleutian and another (tranparent maybe?) moon snail in the past, both were from ~600' depth... and i think thats where they most probably live... however, on vague remembrence's they look roughly like yours.... kind of pinkish and dainty. I think the ID was relate...
by Scott G
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 466492

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Great snail shots Jan! How did you ID that as a Lewis's?... just curiosity, i've never seen a small one diving and am very jealous, always wonder where they are when they are that size. I've seen a number of the other moon snails, and the ID was tricky... wondered if you had something good or if you...
by Scott G
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Wierd Crab...
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Wierd Crab...

I can't imagine anyone would care, but i recently ingested the fact that the species name "wosnessenskii" is in honor of a Russian zooligical museum curator of the 1940's Ilya Voznesenski. Normall reserved, I could not pass up this oppurtunity to dispense this information, as i see no othe...
by Scott G
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Canon G10
Replies: 41
Views: 2388

Re: Canon G10

3 camera's flooded? I guess that's the number :)

that's what i did with canon housing before i gave up as well.

They are made for vacations or occasional diving, and are excellent for that.

Scott
by Scott G
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Strange looking fish at Saltwater State Park
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Strange looking fish at Saltwater State Park

Hi Janna, FWIW, i see coloration like that often, being as that i'm estuary diving so much... i can't honestly tell the white spotted's from the immature kelp greenling at quick glance... and (as you know) they are generally very skittish... so i've kind of given up... good factoid about the dashed ...
by Scott G
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: looking to upgrade my camera setup
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: looking to upgrade my camera setup

What strobe are you using, Scott? I went to your Smug Mug site and your pics are amazing! Well Thanks! and certainly, right back at you... How are those casio's? I've never used one, but you've certainly got some great results from them... I have a single Ikelite DS-125, I had some money burning a ...
by Scott G
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: looking to upgrade my camera setup
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: looking to upgrade my camera setup

Hi Bob, I have a G9 in an Ikelite case... it fits all the bills, aside from solving the strobe price issue you bring up. it's good to 200', accepts wet lenses (I have a WAL) and might look into getting a macro... and i would not do well at any level of Geekology. As said on the other thread, they've...
by Scott G
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: green shrimp ... and friends
Replies: 20
Views: 425

Re: green shrimp ... and friends

Looks like Euphausids with head roe to me. great photo's!!!
by Scott G
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: bering hermit crab??
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: bering hermit crab??

ok, im trying to ID these critters but im finding the books are using waaaaay too big of words for me!...propodus, dactyl, ventrolateral margin???? WTH ?!? bering hermit crab?? the anatomy gets much more hilarious in bivalves... wait for the days of "umbonal reflections" and a "mesop...
by Scott G
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: anemone question
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: anemone question

Yeah that helps Jan! i would imagine if it looked like that from a colonial living anemone than singular ones would be without that jelly stuff that keeps it all close and in a bunch. probably was gametes, my guess. Thanks again, Scott ps. one shot was in the winter and one in the summer, both in Or...
by Scott G
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: anemone question
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: anemone question

here's another one, out of focus, but same thing.

anyone know about anemone gametes and what they might look like?
by Scott G
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Naked Dirona
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Naked Dirona

the last time i did it is fresh in my mind... there were several clown nudi's and those Nanimo dorids (watermelon dorids) or whatever they're called. was funny to see those because i had just posted wondering if anyone knew why they were in pairs pushing each other around then i found 3 pairs of the...
by Scott G
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: four pipefish piping ...
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: four pipefish piping ...

Ditto those comments, great shots, nice use of the edges for the de focused backgrounds.
by Scott G
Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Naked Dirona
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Naked Dirona

Very interesting Greg! Now THAT would be very cool to see! That's fascinating about the Rose Stars - I had never heard of anything eating nudi's - although if something did it figures that it would be a starfish. I have to admit, i've never spent anytime reading up on it, but i always had the impre...
by Scott G
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Sculpin ID

I thought buffalo at first, but his head looked a different shape than usual?... shaped a little more sleekly, opercul spine not really obvious, and more bulgy eyed or something?.. It could be that i'm seeing things. :)