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by carlk3
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294895

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds, Jan 14, 30+
by carlk3
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Found a lens at redondo
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Found a lens at redondo

Clay, on Saturday morning I lost a Backscatter Macro lens and green water filter in 7 feet of water at Redondo. If you found it (or someone finds it later), I'd be very happy. - Carl

p.s.
It looks like this on a GoPro:
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by carlk3
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: Sund Rock Invertibrate

What's funny is that I've seen and identified Short Plumose Anemone before, but this time it didn't click in my mind. Perhaps, because of the angle. From Edmonds, last month: 13243975_10153889699409093_2877563926057438387_o.jpg From Edmonds, in February: 12748131_10153684579119093_467975318928275318...
by carlk3
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sund Rock Invertibrate
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Sund Rock Invertibrate

We saw this at Sund Rock last Saturday, but I can't identify it in my books or via the usual web sites. Your help will be appreciated.
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by carlk3
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Just an Oyster?
Replies: 2
Views: 2313

Just an Oyster?

Greetings,

We saw this at Mike Beach Resort last Friday (Hood Canal). Is it just oyster in front of the California Sea Cucumber?
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Thanks,
Carl
by carlk3
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Fish hiding in a jelly
Replies: 8
Views: 3064

Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Some digressions: ⋅  A research paper that starts: "The fish-jellyfish association is regarded as a temporary symbiosis believed to protect the fishes from predators." ⋅  A news article and video from yesterday about a less lucky Australian fish. http://a.abcnews.com/im...
by carlk3
Tue May 31, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab ID and Anemone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Crab ID and Anemone ID

Thanks for the IDs and the REEF recommendation.
by carlk3
Mon May 30, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Crab ID and Anemone ID
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Crab ID and Anemone ID

Any idea what this crab is? He's about 1 inch wide. To me it looks like he has few plants stuck on himself, so I like the idea he's a Decorator Crab, but he doesn't look like the ones in pictures. microcrab3b.jpg I assume this is a Sea Anemone, but I can't find pictures of ones so branchy. Any ideas...
by carlk3
Mon May 16, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: "Darpa Wants an Underwater GPS System"
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

"Darpa Wants an Underwater GPS System"

Wired Magazine: "Darpa, the Pentagon’s research arm, [is] asking for proposals from industry. [...] A far better technology for underwater communication [than radio-based GPS] is acoustic signals—sound waves—at very low frequencies that travel well over long distances. Instead of satellites tr...
by carlk3
Mon May 09, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Re: Mike's Beach is awesome!!!

We have reservations for Memorial day and I have questions I'd love help with. ⋅  We own one tank each. Should we rent 2nd tanks or does filling there mean one tank is enough? ⋅  How do you physically get from the resort to Sund Rock and Octopus Hole? (Do you drive or do they run...
by carlk3
Mon May 09, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Winter 2016 compilation dive video
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: Winter 2016 compilation dive video

I was afraid that this was just going to a joke video with just three minutes of no-viz green water set to music.
by carlk3
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Favorite Edmonds Features
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Favorite Edmonds Features

Is "Maze" (near Zig Zag) worth visiting?

Anything else?

Also, is my memory right that trails such as Glacier Way and Centennial Way are harder to follow than Jetty Way and Northern Lights?
by carlk3
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294895

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds, Sunday Apr 3, 2016 - 10 to 15 feet, but with the bright Sun at least that 15 feet was well lit.
by carlk3
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Favorite Edmonds Features
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Favorite Edmonds Features

What are your favorite features at Edmonds? Here are my favorites, but we need new ideas and destinations. ⋅ Lopez Pontoon - 100' x 20' x 13' tall concrete (picture from last year) 1495380_10152944539544093_8567060447580682794_o.jpg ⋅ Cathedrals - four large structures (This pict...
by carlk3
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sponge in Catalina Island?
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

Sponge in Catalina Island?

We're just back from diving and snorkeling at Catalina Island in Southern California. Any idea what these are?
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They are in about five feet of water in the snorkeling cove.

Thanks,
Carl
by carlk3
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 4521

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Greeting, I'm the original poster (OP). Thanks for everyone's suggestions (and for keeping the topic active by broadening the topic). I thought folks might enjoy a short-term follow up. I've started Coach Izzy's Scuba Diving Fitness: Kettlebells for a Fit Diver . Because kettlebells are novel to me,...
by carlk3
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4289
Views: 438682

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

I was surprised to learn that, in an evolutionary sense, brown algae are not plants. Plants, animals, fungi, and brown algae each evolved multicellularity independently of each other and consequently have very different cell structures. People, plants, and brown algae are -- as far as we know -- equ...
by carlk3
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 4521

Re: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Thanks for everyone's responses to my query. I also run, so that gives me good cardio, but "Tyrannosaurus rex"-like spindly arms. I notice the lack of strength mostly moving tanks, etc.. So, while I aspire to improve my strength generally, I figure why not focus on strength that will make ...
by carlk3
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba
Replies: 44
Views: 4521

Advice needed for Weight Training for Scuba

Can anyone suggest books, articles, or other info on weight training for our cold-water beach diving? What do you do? I've resolved to start weight training again and figure I'll focus on getting stronger for beach diving. So far, the best thing I found on the Internet was this (from m): Muscular fi...
by carlk3
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is Jabba the Hutt?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: What is Jabba the Hutt?

Thanks!
by carlk3
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What is Jabba the Hutt?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

What is Jabba the Hutt?

We saw this at Edmonds, today. He's about 6 inches in diameter. Anyone know what it is?
Jabba2.jpg


Thanks,
Carl
by carlk3
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: KCTS on Sea Star Wasting
Replies: 0
Views: 892

KCTS on Sea Star Wasting

"During the height of the sea star die-offs in 2014, millions of stars up and down the West Coast were wasting away. At the same time, sea surface temperatures in the northeast Pacific Ocean were the warmest recorded in decades. In a new study published Monday, scientists are confirming that wa...
by carlk3
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cove 2 Jan 18 - New Gear Checkout Dives
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Cove 2 Jan 18 - New Gear Checkout Dives

Derck,

What are we seeing in your second picture? It looks like a reflection.
http://derekcs.smugmug.com/Underwater/S ... -V7dKWbK/A

- Carl
by carlk3
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Viz Reports Thread
Replies: 3123
Views: 294895

Re: Viz Reports Thread

Edmonds, 1/18/16, at +12' high tide, 25' vis.

The viz at The Cathedrals:
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- Carl

p.s. Bonus pic. I felt like I was in Escher drawing with everything disagreeing with me about which way is up.
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by carlk3
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: ratfish gathering question
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: ratfish gathering question

The photo is great. (I've mentioned before that I love ratfish, but I think I only love them one at a time.)