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by LCF
Fri May 22, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 465673

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

So, is this considered an invasive species? It's certainly pretty.
by LCF
Sat May 16, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Harness Wear Point. Needs protection
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Harness Wear Point. Needs protection

All of the above, but it will take a LONG, long time before that degree of wear progresses to anything that threatens the integrity of two inches of webbing.
by LCF
Sat May 16, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Cenote Diving in the Yucatan
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

This was the second time I have ever shot video underwater, and the first time in a cave . . . I'm completely hooked. I had an insane amount of fun setting up the shots and trying to film them, and today, for my birthday, I got a GoPro4. All my dive buddies are going to hate me now, as I try to lear...
by LCF
Wed May 13, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Call for Actors - Divers - Mukilteo
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: Call for Actors - Divers - Mukilteo

I'd love to help, if our schedules can work. But I didn't see an e-mail address to write to.
by LCF
Wed May 13, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New diver!
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: New diver!

This is a great place to meet folks and find dive buddies. Glad to see you here!
by LCF
Tue May 12, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Lost-ish at Edmonds: Where were we?
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: Lost-ish at Edmonds: Where were we?

That's true, although I've seen some of my best Edmonds nudibranchs in the sand patches.
by LCF
Sun May 10, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Sund Rock - 5/9/15 - Warbonnet Heaven
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Sund Rock - 5/9/15 - Warbonnet Heaven

That's a spectacularly RED tubeworms. I'm not sure I've ever seen one that color.
by LCF
Fri May 08, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 465673

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Fascinating! I love the photo with the urchins trying to escape the star.

I've only seen the orange patches on the pectoral fins of the tubesnouts in late winter mating coloring. Have you seen that other times, Jan?
by LCF
Fri May 08, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Dive Travel - Planning and Adventure
Topic: Solmar V vs. Rocio Del Mar vs. Nautilus Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

Re: Solmar V vs. Rocio Del Mar vs. Nautilus Explorer

We did the Socorros on the RDM. I have NOTHING but good things to say about the boat. The cabins are roomy enough (and the ones with single bunks are laid out nicely to maximize floor space). The dive deck works efficiently. The food was fantastic. The crew was absolutely fabulous -- competent, effi...
by LCF
Fri May 01, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: A few recent ones
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: A few recent ones

Love the opalescent dance! Gorgeous pictures, as usual, and thank you for taking the time to share them.
by LCF
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: The Wreck of The General
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: The Wreck of The General

Adult yelloweyes? Enough to make me want to do a tech dive :)
by LCF
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: nudis of the hood
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: nudis of the hood

This was at Flagpole? I've got to get out there and see that salt-n-pepper nudi!
by LCF
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive show/H2O show in Seattle/Tacoma
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Re: Dive show/H2O show in Seattle/Tacoma

What's the deal? :)
by LCF
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diving with Respritory Laziness question.
Replies: 17
Views: 6569

Re: Scuba diving with Respritory Laziness question.

Back to the original post: Fentanyl is a potent respiratory depressant, but it's dose dependent, so the key is to find the lowest dose that gives you acceptable pain control (not complete relief) with minimal respiratory depression. The drug WILL make you more tolerant of elevated CO2 levels while d...
by LCF
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Lake Washington Dive Sites
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Lake Washington Dive Sites

The Valiant, off O.O. Denny Park, is a fun, albeit brief dive. The plane is located in about 110 feet of water, but it's only about 25 or so feet long.
by LCF
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A new-to-me observation
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: A new-to-me observation

Yes, you have a picture of the "butt" end -- the other end is the mouth. The transformation of the animal from floating to feeding shape is extremely rapid and very violent, and truly amazing. I spent some time watching them, trying to figure out what was triggering the change, but I could...
by LCF
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: ron akeson
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: ron akeson

It's interesting that he said he was having problems with a cell, and the testing showed two of the three were faulty. I read a very good article a number of years ago, by Andrew Ainslie, talking about voting logic. He was dubious that just going with the majority vote on three cells was safe enough...
by LCF
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)
Replies: 28
Views: 21011

Re: Cove 2 - Alki (Seacrest)

The boundary line has shifted somewhat to the left; that was part of the reworking that was done a couple of years ago when the boundary line was replaced. In addition, a cross-cove line at about 45 - 50 feet was put in, that goes from the boundary line to the original can buoy.
by LCF
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 465673

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Hooooooooray!
by LCF
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Slime and eggs at Alki Cove II
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Slime and eggs at Alki Cove II

I have always thought that it was coralline algae -- at least it's the same color as what you find extensively on rocky surfaces in this area.
by LCF
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A new-to-me observation
Replies: 2
Views: 834

A new-to-me observation

Today, we were diving in Hood Canal, and the water was full of jellies. In particular, there were a whole bunch of large ones which appear similar to this, and I assume are a Beroe species: m What was cool, and totally new to me, was that they were FEEDING. And if anyone has not seen this, it's fasc...
by LCF
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: great day to dive the hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: great day to dive the hood

We dove West Wall and the Pinnacle today. Viz from about 15 feet to 40 or so was fairly poor, but above and below that band, it was actually quite nice. ALL the burrowing sea cucumbers, white and orange, were out of their crevices and actively feeding. West wall had an enormous school of mixed rockf...
by LCF
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Newbie question about weight configuration
Replies: 16
Views: 1795

Re: Newbie question about weight configuration

Ahh -- you might want to send a message to airsix, who is a board member here and lives in the TriCities. Super nice guy, and he should be able to help you get this sorted. Tell him I sent you :)
by LCF
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: great day to dive the hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: great day to dive the hood

Oh, you saw a salt and pepper nudi, too! Thanks for the report; I'll be diving on the Pac Adventures boat on Sunday, and I hope for similar luck on critter sightings.
by LCF
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: A few days in Monterey
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Re: A few days in Monterey

Looks like you hit some really nice viz! Monterey, in good viz, is hard to beat.