Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

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Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by jerryehrlich » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:12 pm

This pattern was photographed on Hood Canal. It was taken at a minus 3.3 tide. The pattern is about 4 feet in diameter. There are over 25 of them that continue on to deeper water.
This beach is private and people are definitely not the source.
Any ideas ?

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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by YellowEye » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:05 pm

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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by GearHead » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:28 pm

Must be space aliens, it can only be seen from above. ;)

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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by Jeff Pack » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:57 pm

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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by nwscubamom » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:37 pm

Jerry,
That is really cool!! I have seen video of fish elsewhere creating a funky nesting pattern in the sand like that. But those are pufferfish, not exactly a fish we have around here!
http://www.livescience.com/40119-puffer ... video.html
Have you sent these pics on to anyone else? I'd love to send out to some folks I know to see what they think.
Amazing find!
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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by nwscubamom » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:39 pm

Jeff Pack wrote:Sea Snipes...
YellowEye wrote:Godzilla
GearHead wrote:Must be space aliens, it can only be seen from above. ;)

Also a reminder to everyone else that the Critter Forum is a No Hijack Zone....
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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by jerryehrlich » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:46 am

nwscubamom wrote:Jerry,
That is really cool!! I have seen video of fish elsewhere creating a funky nesting pattern in the sand like that. But those are pufferfish, not exactly a fish we have around here!
http://www.livescience.com/40119-puffer ... video.html
Have you sent these pics on to anyone else? I'd love to send out to some folks I know to see what they think.
Amazing find!
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I have not sent them elsewhere. Please send them on. I was hoping that you would see the post :)
Thanks for the nice presentation at the Kelp Krawlers meeting. Gotta love fish ID bingo with M & M markers :)

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Jerry

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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by bradmond » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:39 am

Looks like there are 8 low areas in the circle, could it be from an Octopus?

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Post by Joshua Smith » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:22 pm

Fascinating- so, you say these impressions continue into deeper water? Like, how deep? I can't help but think of pranks like crop circles when I see something like this, but it seems too elaborate....
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Re: Identify Patterns in Gravel ?

Post by jerryehrlich » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:21 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:Fascinating- so, you say these impressions continue into deeper water? Like, how deep? I can't help but think of pranks like crop circles when I see something like this, but it seems too elaborate....


Absolutely zero chance of prank. Water depth determined from beach, maybe 2-3 feet?

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