Whidbey Island Critters

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Hi Jan,
My sympathies! I've had similar experiences on Quora and it's frustrating. A machine algorithm focuses on something no human would give a second thought to. On Quora I'm 5 for 6 on getting these things reversed by simply asking for an explanation (once a human reads the post the ruling is reversed).
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Thanks.
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Driftwood Pond #1. June 16th
Threespine sticklebacks.
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Deception Pass, June 20th dive.
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Deception Pass, June 20th dive.
The rest of the story.
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The following day, not so far away from yesterday's dive at the Pass.. Skyline, June 21st .
First day of Summer. :)
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Keystone Jetty, June 23rd.
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Keystone Jetty, June 23rd dive. Part 2.
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Driftwood Pond # 2. June 26th.
The Green hairy algae and other not easily identified algae are now covering most of the shallow area around the pond. Threespine sticklebacks males displaying their bright mating colors.
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More from the Pond #2, June 26th dive.
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Langley Harbor, June 24th dive.
Even in only 5 foot visibility, the pilings under the causeway and on the seawall pilings were amazing sight. Tons of juvenile Mottled stars ! :)
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Driftwood Park, June 30 dive.
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Driftwood Pond # 1. July 1st dive.
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Deception Pass, July 6th.
It might not be like the fireworks few days ago, but the underwater scene certainly was an explosion of color.
And much quieter... :)
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Deception Pass, July 6 & 7 dive.
On the second day of Pass diving, I had company. :)
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Skyline July 8th dive.
Buffalo sculpins are all over the place, deep and shallow. Joined by Red Irish Lords and few Great sculpins.
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I can't wait to get my hands on this one ! :)
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Keystone Jetty July 10th dive.
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My photos look like 2003 camera phone quality compared to yours Jan... alas, my go pro 10 is the only camera due the foreseeable future 😮‍💨. Maybe more lights and editing on something other than my phone. This was Redondo deep line around 95'
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Langley Harbor, July 11th dive.
There might not be much here as diversity of invertebrates goes, for marine life doesn't care much for old tires, but there are sea stars in numbers like nowhere else on Whidbey Island. Among them the Sunflower stars, so rare these days elsewhere. I found 75 on this dive...
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Possession Point Fingers, July 13th dive.
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From "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
to the Driftwood Pond not so far away 🙂
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Skyline, June 18 dive.
I spent little quality time with small GPO.
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Skyline, July 18th dive.
Candy stripe shrimp & Crimson anemones.
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