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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:27 am
by John Rawlings
"This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me."

Hee Hee Hee....we probably left half the membership behind on this one...... :book:

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:34 am
by Sounder
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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:59 am
by Penopolypants
Moby Dick. I love the cadence of that book, it's a good one to read aloud.

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:04 pm
by John Rawlings
Arrrr....keep your harpoon blades sharpened as we go off on the quest for the white Great sculpin! At least we can refer to Jan as Ishmael and NOT Ahab!

Or....have you lost a leg to the white Great sculpin and not told us about it, Jan? #-o

- John

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:22 pm
by Joshua Smith
"though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves...."

My favorite quotes from this book were used by Ricardo Montablan in Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan-


"He tasks me. He tasks me, and I SHALL HAVE HIM!"

and:

"From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"

:evil4:

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:52 pm
by John Rawlings
"From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"

Ah, yes....always a useful line at parties and other social gatherings!

What a GREAT thread this is! Where else can you get beautiful photos, entertaining cartoons, a marine biology education....AND a discussion of literary classics? =D>

- John

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:23 pm
by Tom Nic
Very cool quotes!

Here we are getting an edgymacation on NwDiveClub as well! \:D/

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:50 pm
by Jan K
John Rawlings wrote:Arrrr....keep your harpoon blades sharpened as we go off on the quest for the white Great sculpin! At least we can refer to Jan as Ishmael and NOT Ahab! Or....have you lost a leg to the white Great sculpin and not told us about it, Jan? #-o - John


Thank you John, I do prefer to be Ishmael , for he managed to survive and let us know that: : Ahab, and the Pequod, which, "like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her...

And I enjoy the company of NW Dive Club :salute:

Harbor seal

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:02 am
by Jan K
This was my first time sighting of Harbor seal at Keystone, probably because I always look somewhere else, ususally at some small critter and I would most likely miss a Gray whale passing by.. This pup zoomed by, managing to click just one picture. .. #-o

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Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:32 am
by Zen Diver
Great shot Jan! =D> I've never managed to capture a shot of a seal underwater, fast little buggers.

-Valerie

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:53 am
by Jan K
Thank you Valerie, they are difficult to capture with Point and Shoot, that is why I missed the better moment when the seal was looking at me for a split second..
And from the waters of Langley:
Very small slug, about a quarter inch if that. I don't see them often, but that might be more due to my eyesight #-o

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Dancer

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:26 am
by Jan K
Giant nudibranch - here I am trying to convey the locomotion of slug swimming ...

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Stomach Wing

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:38 pm
by Jan K
It makes me wonder if the scientist who named this slug had limited vocabulary or weird sense of humor..
Another swimming slug - the other common names are little bit more appropriate in my humble opinion ...

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Moon snail hunt

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:33 pm
by Jan K
I had same encounter more then a year ago. Same technique applied by the hunter and the hunted. Same result.

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Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:01 pm
by Tom Nic
Deightful Stuff Jan!

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:06 pm
by Seth T.
Wow! Sucks to be the cockle! :pale:

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:18 pm
by Sounder
Nice work Jan!!! That's amazing!!! I would love to see video of this event. =D> :prayer:

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:50 pm
by nwscubamom
Jan, that is really interesting stuff! I knew what it ate, and that it bore a hole, but never knew all the pouncing stuff that the Lewis's Moonsnail does! Very cool that you caught that on film!

- Janna :)

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:14 pm
by Pez7378
How long do you have to wait, sitting in one spot to observe this type of behavior. I see critters all the time, however I cannot predict what it is they are up to. This is truly amazing footage of nature at its best!

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:32 pm
by Jan K
Pez7378 wrote:How long do you have to wait, sitting in one spot to observe this type of behavior. I see critters all the time, however I cannot predict what it is they are up to. This is truly amazing footage of nature at its best!


Once you recognize potential predator - prey encouter, hunker down and let nature perform. Some plays are longer then others, sometimes nothing happens - so dive often \:D/

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:09 pm
by Sounder
Jan K wrote:
Pez7378 wrote:How long do you have to wait, sitting in one spot to observe this type of behavior. I see critters all the time, however I cannot predict what it is they are up to. This is truly amazing footage of nature at its best!


Once you recognize potential predator - prey encouter, hunker down and let nature perform. Some plays are longer then others, sometimes nothing happens - so dive often \:D/


I love this philosophy. Such wisdom. :prayer:

GPO

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:22 pm
by Jan K
Octopus Lullaby :-({|=

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:26 pm
by Scubak
Jan,
I'm surprised you didn't do a Halloween cartoon...something like your christmas card...
no worries though, your pics are wonderful as always.
I sent the link to this thread to my friend, whose 6 year old son is just now "discovering" the ocean and sea "pickles"... :)
Thanks so much. I want to order him one of your books and ship to him for a suprise...
Thanks so much.

Kirsten

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:09 am
by Jan K
Scubak wrote:Jan,
I'm surprised you didn't do a Halloween cartoon...something like your christmas card... Kirsten


Kirsten, I got caught up in diving and work.. So here is one from the past..

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Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:00 am
by Tom Nic
Was he actually sleeping, or did you just catch him with his eyes closed?!

Very cool, as always Jan!