Whidbey Island Critters

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Driftwood Park dive. April 6th.
Couple of Wolf-eels and plenty of Slime tubeworms :)
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Driftwood Park. April 6th.
You never know what you find her on your dive. This place has baby Lumpsuckers, sculpins in toilet, Wolf-eels inside tires, Fish-eating anemone on tire, octopus inside bottles , Cucumbers, fish with parasites and fish without them too...
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Skyline April 8th.
Slugs and hydroids.
Some slugs do like to eat hydroids, just not these slugs.
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Skyline, April 8th dive .
Presenting 6 Ss - Some Sun Sea stars & some Seaweed. :) :) :)
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Langley Harbor, April 19th dive.
Maya joins me on surveying the man-made "attractions" of the tire reef.
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Langley Harbor, April 10th dive,
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Deception Pass, April 11th.
Couple slugs, Dorids and a Dendronotid.
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Few more from the Deception Pass,
April 11th dive.
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Keystone Jetty, April 13th dive.
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Keystone Jetty, April 16th dive.
In case you miss Fred the Second and some of his friends...
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Driftwood Pond, April 19th dive.
The realm of Moon jellies ...
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Skyline, April 22nd dive.
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Deception Pass, April 23rd.
Glassy plume hydroids and slugs feeding on them...
And yes, the Bull kelp is finally rising towards the sun...:)
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Langley Harbor dive, April 24th.
Happiness is to find 50 Sunflower stars on one hour long dive.
It might not excite too many divers, but for the ones who know how devastated the population of these specie is, will understand. I numbered them in the order I found them....
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Langley Harbor, April 24 dive.
Few other sights as I was searching for the Sunflower stars.
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Driftwood Pond 2. April 26th.
Japanese wireweed, some White Bubble Shell slugs, Water jellies. And lot of rotting driftwood blown in by the winter storms and finally sunk waterlogged to the bottom. At least no worries about currents and tides here. :)
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Driftwood Pond #2. April 26th.
Not one Moon jellyfish in here, just lots of Water jellies.
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Possession Point Fingers, April 29th.
Blue Lingcod and Red Irish Lord.
Few words about the colors underwater. :)
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April 29th dive.
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Keystone Jetty, April 30th.
FRed II now gyarding 4 egg clusters, different colors attesting to the his ability to convince 4 different females that he is the one ! :)
I came across another Lingcod being cleaned by Scalyhead sculpin. It sure looks like the Scalyheads are the busiest fish specie at this moment here at the jetty.
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Driftwood Park dive, May 1st.
Maya and I waded through the brown water what seemed like a Red tide event, once we got deeper it opened up, but it was still silty all the way down. Nothing great observed, the baby Lumpsuckers are still plentiful on blades of kelp and some of the Sea Lettuce.
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Lagoon Point, May 6th.
Time to check out the life under the floating docks.
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Lagoon Point dive, May 6th.
Fish, shrimp and a slug...
One shrimp, the Grass ( Hypollite clarki ), although being common, is a first sighting for me.
Thanks Greg Jensen for help with the iD.
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Sund Rock, Hood Canal. May 8th.
Mother's Day. While the mother in our family watched the calm waters and gorgeous cloud formations around us, the daughter and husband sneaked in couple dives. I have never dived here before, so for me, it was new territory. Our first dive was on the North Wall. :)
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Sund Rock, May 8th.
The highlight were the numerous Wolf-eels we found at the North Wall area. The rocky area provided opportunities to find old ones, which I cannot seem to find in Whidbey Island waters. :)
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