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by Jan K
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass dive. March 7th. The weather forecast was not that encouraging, but the entry point to the pass is protected from southerly winds by the landmass of Whidbey Island. No wasting disease observed on sea stars, still no sign of Sunflower stars. The tide on the Little North Beach was unusu...
by Jan K
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Forgot to include couple Keystone crabs... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-fzBqq2b/0/7f0f8666/XL/3.2.21%20Flattop%20crab%201A%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-ZKHkNr3/0/bd31d989/XL/3.1.21%20Fattop%20crab%20one%20claw-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/O...
by Jan K
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, March 2nd. Wireweed keeps growing, schools Striped seaperch and rockfish still present. Lingcod eggs not yet found ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-mxz46nt/0/f3a382b5/XL/3.2.21%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i...
by Jan K
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Exploring the Salish Sea
Replies: 17
Views: 1898

Re: Exploring the Salish Sea

Another masterpiece. Well done my friend. :notworthy:
by Jan K
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty. March 1 & 2. Photo session with Northern clingfish. This was the only second time I found them, although some claim that they are common ... https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-wfBspGh/0/9f0ba4fb/XL/3.1.21%20Northern%20clingfish%201A-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.co...
by Jan K
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

First day of March - at Keystone Jetty again. With calm seas and no wind. Just my friend Pat and I enjoying the whole underwater park :) Seagull was feasting on critters exposed by the low tide as we were gearing up. No wonder we see less and less starfish. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-...
by Jan K
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty February 28th. The weather turned on us a little, cloudy skies and more wind, but it was still a good dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-25swrfL/0/a17d3dd6/XL/2.28.21%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-S76QSPM/0/...
by Jan K
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, February 27th. The weather just could not be nicer. No wind, calm seas, sunshine. Plenty of divers found their way to our little jewel on this Saturday. Always nice to see friends and fellow addicts to diving :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-xLq9pBq/0/8115d993/XL/...
by Jan K
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone February 24th dive presents sights from the end of jetty. Favorable current conditions, sunshine above and decent visibility below. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-DkN63Zb/0/1c4074e1/XL/2.24.21%20Three%20lined%20nudibranch%20-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keyston...
by Jan K
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, February 24th. Gorgeous weather, calm seas and plenty of sunshine. Jetty had visitors from Mercer Island Fire Rescue divers. For the record, I spent the whole one hour looking for Lingcod egg nests and did not find any. At this time of the year, it is worrisome. Keep your eyes open, ...
by Jan K
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And the last set of snapshots from Deception Pass February dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-HzPPTwF/0/6c658676/X2/2.22.21%20%20Broadbase%20tunicate-X2.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Deception-Pass-Whidbey-Island/i-Cc33hSL/0/aea271ff/X2/2.22.21%20Pybmy%20cr...
by Jan K
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

More from Deception Pass, February 22nd dive. The Tan Finger sponges are showing once again signs of deteriorating, changing from healthy tan color to gray and their body structure falling apart. I saw this happening few years ago, they recovered, but again, it is not a pretty sight. :( https://phot...
by Jan K
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Busy Scalyheads
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Busy Scalyheads

Great capture YE! I can't even dream about seeing babies that small ! Yesterday I visited that barnacle condo and found this male guarding a cluster of greenish eggs. I just could not get a picture of them, he was shielding them, moving around, my autofocus failed to get sharp picture, but they are ...
by Jan K
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Deception Pass, February 22. The winter storms caused lot of damage here, over 100 trees fell in the state park area, the North Beach parking was not spared neither. The rangers did a great job clearing the access, there is still lot of work left to be done. The restrooms had a close call too, the d...
by Jan K
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Skyline, February 20th. Like meeting with friends which doesn't happen often enough, finding Cabezon these days is not a frequent occurrence neither...( Unless you travel to Edmonds) . It was great to find both on this blistery Saturday morning. :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and...
by Jan K
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

And the Keystone Jetty February saga continues. Scalyhead sculpin male surrounded by three gravid females, Wrinkled dogwinkle snails wrapping up their annual reproduction party, leaving behind some of the rocks covered with their yellow eggs. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-dxGsg3H...
by Jan K
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty February 17th. Continued. Give me a camera with memory card holding more than 36 exposures, and I go wild ! :) I don't miss the old Nikonos... I do miss my younger eyesight. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-hfXCgk8/0/180c3ea0/XL/2.17.21%20Lingcod%20N%20Kelp%20crab-XL....
by Jan K
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone February 17th. 2021. Another dive at the jetty. And with better visibility, I scout the area looking for Lingcod egg nests. And I can't find any. Which is worrisome. WHERE ARE the FEMALES? Looking at my pictures from the past, January and February already had many egg masses along the jetty...
by Jan K
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty February 16. Slowly catching up on the backlog of photos from the dive. https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-NFVCqKJ/0/a519040b/XL/2.16.21%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-NScL7MS/0/b508fbb8/XL/2.16.21%20Plumose%20%20L...
by Jan K
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

February 16th. Keystone Jetty. I went by the Windy.com forecast, it was closer to the actual situation at the jetty. Seagull getting the sea star survey all wrong. You should count the starfish, not eat them ! Plus you will not loose weight on this diet 🙂 Fibre-optic hydroid. Pretty... https://photo...
by Jan K
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone February 9th. The Stalked kelp is beginning to grow their blades again. Spring is coming! (Maybe). :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-9x42dfq/0/bf88a336/XL/2.9.21%20Stalked%20kelp%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-zmsRfwH/0/9605c72f/XL/2.9.21%20S...
by Jan K
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Keystone Jetty, February 9th. Before the winter came for visit. Lewis' moonsnail cruising the shallows ... :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-DQdN7zV/0/9319fda2/XL/2.9.21%20Keystone%20Jetty%20dive%201-XL.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Keystone-Jetty/i-N5kcLKp/0/80b9d7d6/XL/2....
by Jan K
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Holmes Harbor, February 8. Why is it that I find visibility at the sailboat wreck always bad ? Not so bad visibility in deeper water, but nothing to get excited about there. Only one fish ! Not even the Shiners. Not much to show for the one hour long dive and very long swim out. https://photos.smugm...
by Jan K
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Scubie Doo featured in UK dive magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 1898

Re: Scubie Doo featured in UK dive magazine

Wonderful presentation of what diving is all about. Congratulations !
by Jan K
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4751
Views: 654111

Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Wrap up the Skyline dive with sea stars and Zoanthids. The Six-rayed stars are not so common elsewhere around Whidbey Island, but Skyline is sure full of them :) https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Fidalgo-Island-and-vicinity/i-VRjmtmX/0/ca3f0476/XL/2.5.21%20Stimpson%20%26%20Six-rayed%20stars-XL.jpg ht...