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Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:40 am
by Dusty2
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

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:45 pm
by Jan K
Awesome !

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:58 pm
by fmerkel
Excellent! Makes lumpies look common.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:06 pm
by YellowEye
Very cool, beautiful fish, great to see it in motion like that. I've only seen them at Neah Bay.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:51 pm
by deep diver
that's really cool, Rich.... but what is it? :dontknow:

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:57 pm
by YellowEye
Silverspotted sculpin

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 6:31 pm
by oldsalt
Way to go old timer. I have seen them just north a ways in Haro Strait, but never that far south/
-Curt :rawlings:

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:51 pm
by WylerBear
Very cool! I think the only one I've ever seen was at Redondo a few years ago.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:10 pm
by fnerg
I've only seen one at Salt Creek park, and then, only a really tiny one.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:01 pm
by ljjames
Used to see them regularly at Edmonds UW park, and from time to time at Cove 2 :)

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:30 pm
by Greg Jensen
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.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:36 pm
by LCF
What an elegant, beautiful fish! I have never seen one.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:49 pm
by Scubie Doo
Nice work Rich! I have never run across one either :-)

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:53 pm
by ArcticDiver
Very Nice.

Thanks.

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:43 pm
by Dusty2
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

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:57 pm
by eliseaboo
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!

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm
by Dusty2
Which railroad beach? Clear over by the mill?

Re: Rare sighting for PT

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 3:47 pm
by eliseaboo
Off near the Ranger, right by Don's shop.