Shrimp Shortage???

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ScubaJess » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:46 pm

Thanks for keeping me posted guys!
I'll let you know what I see up at Gods Pocket this week. :)
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby bradmond » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:03 pm

I saw a lot at Salt Creek last weekend. Most I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ljjames » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:02 pm

No shrimp seen at Cove 1 yesterday on the reef or near the storm drain or in the debris trail. Usually they are lined up in the nooks and crannies.
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby nwscubamom » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:33 am

I'm noticing the same thing too. Just not a lot of them.
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby bradmond » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:13 pm

I know what you're saying Jessica. I remember a couple years ago seeing a ton of their eyes when your light shines on them. They just aren't as many anymore. I think I saw the most in one place at Dalco Wall. I would like to go check and see how many are there now.

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ScubaJess » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:09 pm

CaptnJack wrote:Are you doing night dives for shrimp and missing them?

I usually dive Thursday nights & SAT/SUN Days and haven't seen any Coon, Horned or Stiletto shrimp for quite some time. I don't usually go super deep so I didn't except to see the Spot Prawns. I did see one spot prawn a few weeks back at DIW at ThThTh but that was last shrimp I've seen in a while.

I've looked for them at Cove 2, Edmonds, Keystone, Muck (Clay Wall & GEO Dome), Redondo, 3 Tree and DIW and the #'s are way lower then what I remember seeing 2 years ago. Now Days I'm happy if I see one or 2 shrimp per dive.

I'm not sure if anyone else is missing them?
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby YellowEye » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:26 pm

I looked in the REEF database for coonstripe shrimp, I didn't see any falloff in coonstripe reports from previous years yet.

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby YellowEye » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:52 pm

We've not looked in the typical areas/times to see the spot prawn, but we are looking in areas/times you'd normally see the coonstripe to no avail!

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby CaptnJack » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:31 pm

Are you doing night dives for shrimp and missing them?
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ScubaJess » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:32 pm

McGlencoe wrote:60South and I dove PT waterfront both sat and sun and the candy stripes were everywhere, more than I've seen before.

Is that the same as Point Hudson?
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby McGlencoe » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:39 am

60South and I dove PT waterfront both sat and sun and the candy stripes were everywhere, more than I've seen before.

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby YellowEye » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:02 pm

No shrimp at all at Alki Junkyard today, none on thu at Redondo either :(

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby 60south » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:45 pm

Lots of shrimp off of Port Townsend today. I like to render them immobile with my light. Catch and release. ;)

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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ScubaJess » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:59 pm

I think I've seen more candy stripe shrimp this year then Coon stripe! It's crazy!
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Re: Shrimp Shortage???

Postby fmerkel » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:45 pm

Melting shrimp? Not likely to notice that.
The candy stripes at Skyline have been having a good year.
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Shrimp Shortage???

Postby ScubaJess » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:00 pm

Hello Fellow Divers!

Happy Friday!
I just wanted to see if anyone else has noticed a lot less shrimp lately? On all of my dives I'm looking for shrimp to take pictures off, but lately I'm lucky if I even see 1 shrimp per dive.

I remember when I started diving 2 years ago there were shrimp all over the place. :luv: :popcorn: :pirate: :eric:

Any thoughts? :joshsmith:

Have a great weekend! :)
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