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by Greg Jensen
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: Trapped or sheltering in a lion's mane?

That looks like a baby prowfish- and the behavior certainly matches (hiding in a jelly). Any other pics showing more of the body? That would be a pretty special sighting if it is a prowfish.
by Greg Jensen
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What kind of cephalopod?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: What kind of cephalopod?

they generally swim in spurts, so kind of similar- except they do it using appendages rather than jet propulsion
by Greg Jensen
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: White Lined Dironas MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 2396

Re: White Lined Dironas MIA?

Last October on a dive at Rosario I recorded Dirona as "abundant" on my REEF form (100+ seen)
by Greg Jensen
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: What kind of cephalopod?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: What kind of cephalopod?

I'm with Jan on this- parasitic copepod.
by Greg Jensen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Poor Eels
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Poor Eels

Wolf eels are not legal to take anywhere in Washington.
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Nikon housing
Replies: 0
Views: 560

Nikon housing

In case anyone out there has one of these cameras- seems like a good deal:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... fgod5s4MOQ
by Greg Jensen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Question on sea life
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Question on sea life

Since he mentioned "whiskers" on the inside of the opening, I'm guessing he saw horse clam siphons
Tresus.jpg
by Greg Jensen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Keystone. Great as always.
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

Re: Keystone. Great as always.

The nudie is one of the small Dendronotus species- maybe Dendronotus subramosus
by Greg Jensen
Tue May 30, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Dead plainfin midshipmen at Sund Rock
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Dead plainfin midshipmen at Sund Rock

It's typical for a bunch of them to die off this time of year, following reproduction. Main thing that draws so many bald eagles to Seabeck, to scavenge them.
by Greg Jensen
Thu May 11, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: TG 4 and RAW
Replies: 3
Views: 843

TG 4 and RAW

I have a TG-4 that I use as a backup. Great little camera that does some cool stuff, plus like having that extra level of protection of a waterproof camera in a housing. One of the big selling points is that it is one of the few cameras in its category that shoots RAW. I use RAW in my other Olympus ...
by Greg Jensen
Sat May 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Point Hudson alert
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Point Hudson alert

In case any of you have missed it, I'm re-posting this from the REEF critterwatcher facebook page. If you can't make the meeting, you can contact the port staff here: http://portofpt.com/about-us/staff/ I suggest emphasizing the economic importance in addition to the biological- e.g., we go up there...
by Greg Jensen
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: ThThTh 3/16
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: ThThTh 3/16

Nice find. It's a red rock crab, not a Dungeness.
by Greg Jensen
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Pipeline 2/7
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Alki Pipeline 2/7

Yep, it is a mysid, also called opossum shrimp because the females have a brood pouch on their underside. This kind is solitary; more often you see the schooling ones that mess up the viz in places like Sekiu and Neah Bay (and that many call 'krill', but that is a different beast- though you often s...
by Greg Jensen
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Red Rock Crab Behavior Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: Red Rock Crab Behavior Question

Her eggs are recently extruded (orange) so nowhere near ready to hatch, and wouldn't be doing it in this position anyway. I can see she has some large barnacles on her- my guess is that she somehow got flipped over and is so top-heavy from barnacles she couldn't right herself, and is too tired from ...
by Greg Jensen
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Redondo ThThTh 1/26/2017 Away Mission
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Redondo ThThTh 1/26/2017 Away Mission

Deep blade shrimp, Spirontocaris prionota. First shrimp is a Franciscan shrimp, Heptacarpus franciscanus
by Greg Jensen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 11/12/16
Replies: 44
Views: 5668

Re: Sund Rock - 11/12/16

Only photos I've seen are a couple in Lamb's "coastal fishes of the Pacific Northwest" book. Maximum length 27 inches
by Greg Jensen
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 11/12/16
Replies: 44
Views: 5668

Re: Sund Rock - 11/12/16

Greg, what say you on this one that we found at Sund in January 2015?[/quote]

that is a skate case- much more rectangular shape, and I'm guessing considerably larger
by Greg Jensen
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 11/12/16
Replies: 44
Views: 5668

Re: Sund Rock - 11/12/16

Actually I think that's a brown cat shark egg case- very cool find
by Greg Jensen
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Tritonia diomedea
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

Re: Tritonia diomedea

These are actually diamondback tritonia, Tritonia festiva. Still nice pics
by Greg Jensen
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4151
Views: 399967

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Actually the Henricia with the white "armpits" like the one shown here are an undescribed species- one of many in our area
by Greg Jensen
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Green crab sightings in Puget Sound put experts on alert
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: Green crab sightings in Puget Sound put experts on alert

Correct- the shallow sloughs and low-vis estuaries where they live are unlikely dive sites
by Greg Jensen
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Green crab sightings in Puget Sound put experts on alert
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: Green crab sightings in Puget Sound put experts on alert

Gdog wrote:Wonder how they taste......



They taste like red rock crab- but there's very little meat in one, and you spend more calories getting it out than you get from eating it.

So maybe a good diet food :)
by Greg Jensen
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New book on invertebrates of Mexico
Replies: 0
Views: 2778

New book on invertebrates of Mexico

For those of you that venture south of the border (or dream of it) there's a great new book out on the invertebrates of northern Mexico
2_Flyer_Marine_Invertebrates_Book_English.pdf
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by Greg Jensen
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Maury Island pier/pilings coming out very early Sept
Replies: 31
Views: 3641

Re: Maury Island pier/pilings coming out very early Sept

from the map it looks like there might be shore access- anyone know if one could get in there during the week?
by Greg Jensen
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Keystone observatory
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Keystone observatory

Question for some of the (other) old-timers out there: I was looking at an old Cousteau book on octopus and squid the other day, and it said that Keystone jetty used to have some sort of underwater port/viewer that people could look out while divers brought things like octopus up to it for them to s...

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