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by Scott G
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Sculpin ID

At the risk of asking another obvious ID...

what is this Sculpin?
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also added photo of juv Buffalo sculpin, with a weird look on its face. I wouldn't trust this one.
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Thanks,
Scott
by Scott G
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: anemone question
Replies: 6
Views: 359

anemone question

I've seen a few anemone's with these little extra growths scattered around them... they are attached. I don't know much about anemone spawning but i seem to remember these Urticina's to have seperate sexes (?)...

any ideas?
by Scott G
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ask the eggsperts
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: ask the eggsperts

thanks
by Scott G
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ask the eggsperts
Replies: 5
Views: 253

ask the eggsperts

I don't know eggs at all... anyone know what these are?

from shallow, high energy areas... was told that greenling eggs look like oatmeal... could that be the way?

Thanks in advance,
Scott
by Scott G
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 461932

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More great info Jan, My question is how do they know these things?? Do they put little ID badges on them and keep track? Never underestimate the persistence of academics, marine cement, or stainless steel tags :) seems like a really easy test to perform... find an aggreggation, tag a bunch, come ba...
by Scott G
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Mystery sculpin
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Mystery sculpin

Looks like a buffalo sculpin and a Red Irish Lord to me.
by Scott G
Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Took a UW Photo Class
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Took a UW Photo Class

Hi Brandon, Nice job, I wish i had got off my butt and gotten to Newport for that :). Glad to hear you went digital! photo's are nice, the two i like best are below. I cleaned up the colors quick. even so, as you can see there is some latent purple that doesn't belong. Mind your white balance (this ...
by Scott G
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Snail ID Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Snail ID Help?

A Nuccella sp. snail i think...

there's a couple of species and the morphology is not really consistent in them i think...

Nice shot.

Scott
by Scott G
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Rock Greenling
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Rock Greenling

Thanks for the encouragement all, It was a great few days to be in the water down here, Vis was better than 50' offshore... unfortunately, my boat is strictly nearshore, until i get a GPS, depth finder, marine radio, working compass, and further bravery, even so, enjoyed the 15' vis... it's like a f...
by Scott G
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Rock Greenling
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Rock Greenling

Port Orford, next to those rocks.

Got some unseasonably nice marine weather down here.
by Scott G
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Rock Greenling
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Rock Greenling

Well, I don't think i'll ever find a Spiny Lumpsucker, so down here, this has been mine. I've found them a number of times, but it seems as nothing has gone right with the camera everytime i find them, and they they are unfindably gone in the kelp. Found a cooperative subject at dusk... Was getting ...
by Scott G
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Programs
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Programs

Pete and Scott, Thanks for the responses. I've been saying "I won't Photoshop" for as long as I've had my camera, but I've never had anybody put it quite the way you both put it. I won't be an easy convert, but you've given me pause to consider a few things. (Mentioning Ansel Adams didn't...
by Scott G
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Programs
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Programs

There are some of us that don't use any photo-enhancing software, preferring to use only unaltered images. It's simply a philosophical choice to try to get the best pictures possible with our cameras and skill. (And I'm certainly not suggesting that my pictures are fantastic, as I don't get very ma...
by Scott G
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: YOY YOY Ma?
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: YOY YOY Ma?

I'm going to copy Lowell's guesses, as i agree with 1 Quillback 2 Copper (S. vexilarus) Also interested in what a brown juv looks like, seems like the second one does look similar, but never seen a juv... Cooper guess based on 2/3rd lateral line marking. 3 Will hazard a yellowtail/ widow guess... sh...
by Scott G
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Northwest Nudibranchs
Replies: 257
Views: 13848

PS.

Since you guys might be likely to enjoy some nudibranch trivia. When i did this dive my buddy was an academic studying nudibranches... after the dive i asked her about the behaviour, i never got an answer because that conversation got sidetracked when she said "oh, the watermelon dorids?"....
by Scott G
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Northwest Nudibranchs
Replies: 257
Views: 13848

Re: Northwest Nudibranchs

Thanks guys!

I hear no speculation that this is a spousal relationship ? ;)
by Scott G
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Northwest Nudibranchs
Replies: 257
Views: 13848

Re: Northwest Nudibranchs

Dusty, I saw the "sudden stop" behavior quite a few times on one dive with those nudi's... Do you know what that is?

It was funny looking...

pardon my white balance.
by Scott G
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Brain dump on Oregon coast diving
Replies: 12
Views: 4011

Re: Brain dump on Oregon coast diving

Here are some spots in the immediate Coos Bay area that i've dove more than a couple times. Coos Bay: (from N to S) Train Bridge near airport: needs clear water, lots of juv fish. boat dive Empire Boat Ramp: lots of crab and clams, surfperch, greenling, juv rockfish, many others- bottle hunting... u...
by Scott G
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Oregon Divers
Topic: Brain dump on Oregon coast diving
Replies: 12
Views: 4011

Re: Brain dump on Oregon coast diving

There are no real secrets to diving in Oregon. Find rocks, dive on them... the only "secret" is finding good conditions, for that you must be on top of the weather breaks. There are not places in Oregon where you can walk in 300 days of the year and expect safe conditions... we get ~10 day...
by Scott G
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: more octo!
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: more octo!

Jordan, the watermark issue is definitely a tough one to think about. A small bit of advice if that is your concern though... you posted a 3 mb photo. Anyone with 5 minutes of time and some rudementery knowledge of photoshop could take that photo, remove your name with simple PS tools, and resize it...
by Scott G
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sneaking In
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Sneaking In

happens all the time to me. my favorite attached... was chasing one of the smallest scalyheads i've tried to track down... . scalyhead was probably an inch long. Looked at the photo's afterward, not unexpectedly he was out of focus, but in the frame was the smallest cabezon and a very small hermissa...
by Scott G
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish ID help
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Fish ID help

Thanks for the help, apologize for the low quality shot.

Found this fish in the same place (but more than a year later)... looked similar... and SMALL!!!

maybe ~10mm TL...
by Scott G
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: long shot crab ID's
Replies: 2
Views: 318

long shot crab ID's

Well they are very small and terribly well camoflauged... hard to believe i saw them at all... Anyway, it seems that they remind me of something like a tear drop crab (or something like that)... The thing that threw me off was that i found them in an estuary, but also found an RIL in the estuary rec...
by Scott G
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish ID help
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Fish ID help

Looking through old photo's i was hoping finally i may have found a sculpin that is not a scalyhead or buffalo.

Any ideas...

Thanks,
Scott
by Scott G
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Cool vid from Harper's
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Cool vid from Harper's

nice video and conditions... In Oregon, we call that visibility 100'+ :)