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by Scott G
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: have you ever seen a chiton do this??
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: have you ever seen a chiton do this??

Its spawning, great photo!
by Scott G
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: greenling
Replies: 1
Views: 339

greenling

Hello, Have seen two adult rock greenling in the last two days, but alas they would not sit still... got a shot of this... sub-adult?... i don't know it was about 8", double the size of the juv's that are running around. Anyway, it doesn't look like a kelpie to me, but don't know what immature ...
by Scott G
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Awesome Red irish
Replies: 33
Views: 1263

Re: Awesome Red irish

Same thing?... i thought someone gave the ID tips to decipher from brown irish lords... better chance that I'd see browns than Puget sounders i would think, and i haven't seen anything but lots of reds... then again, i'm asking the ID too :) The camo on this one was amazing! i landed on it, which is...
by Scott G
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Help with DNA study????
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Help with DNA study????

The fact that there is daily limit implies people eat those things. Somebody out there probably does! Don't think two of them would go very far. I guess there s no accounting for tastes! Yuck! The limit is likely for home aquaria, you generally can't harvest scientifically on a rec permit, you shou...
by Scott G
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Lobster in Puget sound?
Replies: 128
Views: 25487

Re: Lobster in Puget sound?

FWIW, In Oregon they are required to have closed systems for anything like this, they are certified by our DEQ. We have some live (commercial) fisheries which use state waters for holding fish and invertebrates caught within the state. If they hold stuff from other states they are required to close ...
by Scott G
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Awesome Red irish
Replies: 33
Views: 1263

Re: Awesome Red irish

Great shots, they are fun to photograph, heard and seen people pick them up and they sort of just go in a cateleptic position... i know i've just about taken eyeball photo's of them and they didn't move. Impressive tolerance of the fish and bravery of YOY crab. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/27...
by Scott G
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab and Isopod ID
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Crab and Isopod ID

the crab is c. productus... the 5 even bumps between the eyes work for juv's too. plus the carapace shape is distinct and just right for one.
by Scott G
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Mystery critter
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Mystery critter

its a juv blue rockfish
by Scott G
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Novel stellar sea lion behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Novel stellar sea lion behavior

ps. i'll bet those who got bit in the head had those air release point on top of their hoods.... they love those.
by Scott G
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Novel stellar sea lion behavior
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Novel stellar sea lion behavior

That's consistent with the behavior of Stellar's down here in Oregon... lots of mouthing, some biting, occaional smashing. Always suprised to see video of how brazenly people play with them in BC, knew there was a difference, i guess that's it... they must be a little nicer up there. Maybe some of t...
by Scott G
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invasion of the Black Rockfish
Replies: 33
Views: 3248

Re:

Rockfish 'recruitment' varies. Some years are good, some are bad. The ones you are starting to see now are at least a few years old - what size are they? I'm assuming not horribly big, but certainly at least large enough to see they're blacks. (ie: not YOY's) So, there must have been a good recruit...
by Scott G
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invasion of the Black Rockfish
Replies: 33
Views: 3248

Re: Invasion of the Black Rockfish

you should see them in Oregon... there's some spots i've seen 100+ in an eyefull! They are a friendly and intersted sort, they've gotten close enough to me for me to hit them with my mask when i turn to them.

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by Scott G
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Creepy fish found washed ashore on Lopez Island
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Creepy fish found washed ashore on Lopez Island

For some reason, we get them every year, washed up on the beach, just before the salmon start cruising by... King of the Salmon (a relative i think) often show up (again just one or two) just prior to that as well. Every year, just one or two, just like clockwork... either the weirdest coincidence o...
by Scott G
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Camera opinions wanted!
Replies: 34
Views: 1805

Re: Camera opinions wanted!

Canon G9 camera : $457.30 incl. shipping from newegg.com (I've done lots of business w/ them before and they're good) Ikelite housing #6147.09: $583.55 B&H Photo inc. shipping Ikelite DS-125 strobe package #3944.75 (TTL sync cord, DS-125 strobe, ball/socket arm system, smart charger) $1044.95 L...
by Scott G
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: shot in the dark
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: shot in the dark

Greg Jensen wrote:Upper one looks like a Cancer oregonensis- can't see enough of the other one.


Thanks Greg!
by Scott G
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: shot in the dark
Replies: 2
Views: 414

shot in the dark

Hello, Took a shot of these two nudi's and upon further review, saw 2 crab recently settled out on them... the better part of juv Dungeness have settled out and are quite a bit larger now... this shot was taken in a rocky area about 45' deep, typically i see no evidence of dungies adult or juv where...
by Scott G
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: help w/settings New Fantasea for Cannon Revbel XT
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: help w/settings New Fantasea for Cannon Revbel XT

My flash casing is due any day so I was wondering if anyone could help give me some good start off camera settings. Cannon Rebel XT Slave flash Main flash macro lens I've only used little point and clicks, so if anybody could give me pointers I'd appreciate it. 1.Should a use a diffuser, if so on o...
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: another invert... or something
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: another invert... or something

Hey Scott, That looks like a hydroid - not sure of the species without digging through my books. You should come to the fish/invert ID course that I'm teaching at the Oregon coast aquarium on April 19th! There's still room for a few more folks. It's free. Would love to get you involved in REEF surv...
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: snail party
Replies: 2
Views: 308

snail party

I don't know who was happier, the snails for finding each other or the sea star for finding the party! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2402748284_d015fe0953.jpg?v=0 I assume they are doing what i think they are doing? just confusing knowing their anatomy doesn't seem like much of advantage to fi...
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: another invert... or something
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: another invert... or something

Hey Scott, That looks like a hydroid - not sure of the species without digging through my books. You should come to the fish/invert ID course that I'm teaching at the Oregon coast aquarium on April 19th! There's still room for a few more folks. It's free. Would love to get you involved in REEF surv...
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID help
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Invert ID help

Actually not to far from it... lots of beach dives in Oregon... I've walked into a hundred different places on the South Coast... as long as you can accept that your dive is going to begin and end with some high gradient hiking and your going to get smashed into some rocks from time to time, Oregon ...
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID help
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Invert ID help

Charleston.... shore dive.

nice-diver wrote:where you diving at open ocean out of bandon or charelston??
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: another invert... or something
Replies: 3
Views: 356

another invert... or something

out of my realm

any ideas

Image

Thanks in advance,
Scott
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID help
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Invert ID help

Thanks!
by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flash problems
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Flash problems

oh yeah, set the strobe on the lowest setting it will let you- often this is "1/8" for macro's.

you have to get into some pretty good vis before you can crank up power on that, in my experience.