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by renoun
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Creosote Pilings and herring
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Creosote Pilings and herring

YellowEye wrote:This article mentions a herring crash in the sound. Is Cherry Point near pilings?

I don't know what kind of pilings the refinery pier at Cherry Point has. I believe that that recent expansion plans may have been derailed by environmental concerns.
by renoun
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sharks don't always win
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Sharks don't always win

Grouper vs. shark
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I saw something similar with a really big lingcod coming to the surface from 180' to eat a kelp greenling when I was a kid in Alaska.
by renoun
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: RIP Robin Williams
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: RIP Robin Williams

Marc Maron just reposted his Robin Williams interview to his WTF podcast feed. I don't remember hearing the interview but it isn't uncommon for Marc's interviews to go fairly deep into mental health and addiction issues.
by renoun
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Tech Diving
Topic: Question for the rebreather divers
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Question for the rebreather divers

Jeff Pack wrote:then learn underwater combat :)

Is that the martial art that requires double hose regs so you can only cut the exhaust hose?
by renoun
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New comer
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: New comer

Causing some difficulty placing words in proper order is, cognates be dammed. Perhaps you aspire to future SEO exploits or are a purveyor of a particular canned meat product that is popular in Hi.

If ASL is your primary language I apologize and suggest you go diving with Bob in the morning.
by renoun
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: record-setting octopus
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: record-setting octopus

So, I thought that the mommy octopus doesn't even eat during that period - think that's true of this species? How do you not eat for 53 months? Just heard an interview with the paper's author on CBC. He said that they offered her crab legs that she wouldn't take from their ROV. The paper is publish...
by renoun
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Cove 2 Shower?
Replies: 39
Views: 4324

Re: Cove 2 Shower?

Just don't mention any marina and water use by boat owners. The issue has actually come up recently . As other's have mentioned in the thread SPU is very confident in our protected watersheds and only chlorinates to the minimal allowable level. If aerated there shouldn't be any residual chlorine.
by renoun
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Hauling Tec Gear
Replies: 16
Views: 2165

Re: Hauling Tec Gear

Norris wrote:But it's not black????

The black one costs extra and they ship the wheels directly to your instructor.
by renoun
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: #$@^%^!ing allergies
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: #$@^%^!ing allergies

I've had seasonal allergies all of my life and have only found good strategies to manage them in recent years. Both Fritz and Tom have had very good suggestions. What has worked well for me has been to take a non-sedating antihistamine (I'm currently using Costco's Aller-Tec Active Ingredient, Cetir...
by renoun
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Open ROV Project
Replies: 40
Views: 4656

Re: Open ROV Project

Way cool! Did you opt for the kit or are you getting a fully assembled unit?
by renoun
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Cylinder VIP in Seattle or Bellevue?
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Cylinder VIP in Seattle or Bellevue?

If you are looking to get them filled with gasses other than air when the VIP is completed that may make the choice more obvious, especially if one of those gasses is He.
by renoun
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dive flag (deep boat) float
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

Re: Dive flag (deep boat) float

This same thing has happened at Cove 1. The marker buoy has gone missing and not sure if there are any plans to replace it. Most of the boundary line and buoy maintenance at the coves has been a volunteer effort, officially coordinated with Seattle Parks, by the Marker Buoy Dive Club. Randy William...
by renoun
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: How much are you paying for viz and hydro?
Replies: 30
Views: 3244

Re: How much are you paying for viz and hydro?

taking tanks directly to Fire king will cost you around $20 per tank if you take 10 or more tanks and negotiate a deal with them. You were able to negotiate with Fire King? I tried that once and all got was a lousy Christmas card. I'll bet Koos, LLC is better at getting a deal than somebody with a ...
by renoun
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dogfish question
Replies: 25
Views: 3019

Re: Dogfish question

Tell us more... is it all full moons, or only specific ones? how do you know about this, etc I've seen the spawn (with feasting dogfish) several times in the mid to late 1990's. The knowledge imparted on my by people who had been going there for decades was that the spawn was during the full moon i...
by renoun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dogfish question
Replies: 25
Views: 3019

Re: Dogfish question

Hey I have done some Googlin' on this and am not coming up with anything solid. Can you give me some more info on this? Sorry, got too involved in adding the hyperlink and forgot to add "on Cypress Is.". Cypress Is. is on the East side of Rosario Straight North of Anacortes/Fidalgo. Pelic...
by renoun
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Dogfish question
Replies: 25
Views: 3019

Re: Dogfish question

If you want to see thousands head up to Pelican Beach (named after a sailboat not fauna) on Cypress Is. at night during the next full moon. They should be around munching on the millions of spawning candle-fish. It would be quite a night dive.
by renoun
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2545

Re: Changes in abundance with the pycnopodia gone

There should be some literature out of the UW in the 60's and 70's about how the inter-tidal environment changes in the absence of sea stars. Bob Paine (cited as R.T Paine ) and several of my dad's fellow grad students had several study sites on Waadah Is. in Neah Bay that were monitored while they ...
by renoun
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: tiny hands.. need gloves..
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: tiny hands.. need gloves..

Can you find dish washing gloves that work for you? You might find them at a restaurant supply store closer to home.
by renoun
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: 200 Year Old Anchor Found off Whidbey Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: 200 Year Old Anchor Found off Whidbey Island

It's been recovered and there's an article with photosin the Seattle Times. Hopefully our friends with photo credits will come fill us in.
by renoun
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Epi-Pen in a Wetsuit?
Replies: 19
Views: 2860

Re: Epi-Pen in a Wetsuit?

I doubt that your Epi-Pen would handle repeated salt water immersion. You really need to inject an Epi-Pen into a large muscle which is why the thigh is a recommended site. The wrist is problematic because it has veins, arteries, nerves, and tendons all running near the surface. It shouldn't be that...
by renoun
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Gear Central (Recreational)
Topic: Got some holes up in my gearz
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: Got some holes up in my gearz

Apply a fabric (probably cordura or something similar) from the inside using the adhesive of your choice. E-6000 would work well.

I'm pretty close to Edmonds and open later than Seattle Fabrics, let me know if you need some scraps and I'll have some set out for you.
by renoun
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Scuba diver "wrongful death" law suit in WA
Replies: 55
Views: 6336

Re: Scuba di ver "wrongful death" law suit in WA

Can you copy your BookOfFace posting to NWDC? Some of us don't play over there and I'm curious about your teaser post here. If not any hint of a cuort or docket number would be helpful.
by renoun
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

This is an informal group that meets via a forum on the internet. Think of it as a choose your own adventure game. The forum is fairly centered on Puget Sound diving but there are folks in Oregon and Alaska plus other parts of the world here too. Take a look in the dive planning forum if you want to...
by renoun
Fri May 30, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: New to forum wish to speak with someone about group

spatman wrote:541 is an Oregon area code.

Yes, what does the logged ip resolve to?
by renoun
Sat May 24, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: San Juan Is. Bathymetry for Google Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 326

San Juan Is. Bathymetry for Google Earth

BitterEnd Blog just linked to the Sea Doc Society's San Juan Is. bathymetry layer for Google Earth. You'll need to download the desktop application to import and view the overlay but there is other cool stuff you can add in once you have Google Earth installed. Koos posted side scan sonar models fr...