Rare sighting for PT

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Rare sighting for PT

Post by Dusty2 » Sun May 18, 2014 11:40 am

I was fortunate enough to get this video before the viz closed up. We don't see these often in the sound.
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by Jan K » Sun May 18, 2014 12:45 pm

Awesome !

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Post by fmerkel » Sun May 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Excellent! Makes lumpies look common.
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by YellowEye » Sun May 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Very cool, beautiful fish, great to see it in motion like that. I've only seen them at Neah Bay.
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by deep diver » Sun May 18, 2014 1:51 pm

that's really cool, Rich.... but what is it? :dontknow:
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Post by YellowEye » Sun May 18, 2014 2:57 pm

Silverspotted sculpin
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by oldsalt » Sun May 18, 2014 6:31 pm

Way to go old timer. I have seen them just north a ways in Haro Strait, but never that far south/
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by WylerBear » Sun May 18, 2014 8:51 pm

Very cool! I think the only one I've ever seen was at Redondo a few years ago.
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by fnerg » Sun May 18, 2014 9:10 pm

I've only seen one at Salt Creek park, and then, only a really tiny one.

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Post by ljjames » Sun May 18, 2014 10:01 pm

Used to see them regularly at Edmonds UW park, and from time to time at Cove 2 :)
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Post by Greg Jensen » Mon May 19, 2014 2:30 pm

I used to see them around Bremerton, while wading at low tide, and we'd frequently get them in nets from eelgrass beds. I rarely see them when I 'm diving and suspect they tend to hang out shallower than we generally do when we're on scuba.

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Post by LCF » Mon May 19, 2014 6:36 pm

What an elegant, beautiful fish! I have never seen one.
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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Nice work Rich! I have never run across one either :-)

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Post by ArcticDiver » Mon May 19, 2014 9:53 pm

Very Nice.

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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by Dusty2 » Mon May 19, 2014 11:43 pm

Greg Jensen wrote:I used to see them around Bremerton, while wading at low tide, and we'd frequently get them in nets from eelgrass beds. I rarely see them when I 'm diving and suspect they tend to hang out shallower than we generally do when we're on scuba.


I tend to agree Greg, Seems like I usually see them in the 20 to 30 foot range. They don't seem to be great swimmers and they are designed to blend in with the kelp.Here is a baby
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and some other stills
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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by eliseaboo » Tue May 20, 2014 3:57 pm

We used to get them quite a bit in net collections off the railroad beach, or off the marine center pier, but quite often they were much smaller. I've seen them that size a few times diving under the PTMSC pier as well. Really neat fish!! Just have to go to places with more grass!

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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by Dusty2 » Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm

Which railroad beach? Clear over by the mill?

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Re: Rare sighting for PT

Post by eliseaboo » Fri May 23, 2014 3:47 pm

Off near the Ranger, right by Don's shop.

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