Sea Spiders at Three Tree

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Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by dsisson » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:46 pm

I ran into quite a few of these when I dove the site earlier this year. I have since been keeping my eyes open, but have not run into any of these critters anywhere lately. Is anyone aware of any sites with Spider sightings?
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Re: Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by YellowEye » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:58 am

dsisson wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:46 pm
I ran into quite a few of these when I dove the site earlier this year. I have since been keeping my eyes open, but have not run into any of these critters anywhere lately. Is anyone aware of any sites with Spider sightings?
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Nice pics!

We used to see these sea spiders regularly at alki junkyard, usually at 40-60 feet deep. We seem to be seeing a lot less of them in the last year or so though...

I recently saw a spider of a different species at deception pass (below). You can also find a different species on red soft coral. Andy Lamb's book says we may have 50 species of sea spider in the pnw!
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Re: Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by dsisson » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:41 pm

Following up on this post, I recently dove Alki Junkyard and found dozens of Sea Spiders across the whole of the site. Many where carrying large clusters of eggs. It must be that time of year.
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Re: Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by YellowEye » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:00 pm

Very cool snaps!

Oh boy! Yes, junkyard has been completely flooded with spiders lately. The most I've ever seen. I saw maybe fifty last Sunday, and that was when looking for neon sea fleas, not spiders. To think about a year ago there were few spiders to be found! There are also lots of the neon sea fleas now of many colors, some mating or with babies! Neat!
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Re: Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:39 pm

Cool beans! Love the Sea Spider action. Great work.

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Re: Sea Spiders at Three Tree

Post by ScubaJess » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:18 pm

cool post!!! I found some poop loving aliens at Alki Junkyard :luv: :rofl: :eek:

love that super cute neon sea flea family photo YellowEye!!! :popcorn: :luv: :partydance: :taco:
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