Keystone -- MLK weekend

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Vjw
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Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby Vjw » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Beautiful pictures - especially the hatching!

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Jan K
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Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby Jan K » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:01 am

Great macros, as always. Good eyes, to see the hatching greenling :)

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ScubaJess
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Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby ScubaJess » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 am

Beautiful snaps!!!!! I love the baby fish hatching!!! That's so cool!! Also so sad you didn't have nitrox to watch the nudi climb the PMH that sounds sooo awesome! :)
Live Long And Prosper!!!

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Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby 60south » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:16 am

Very cool!

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Re: Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby Diverdave68 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:24 am

Nice pics.

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YellowEye
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Keystone -- MLK weekend

Postby YellowEye » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:02 am

Howdy
ScubaJess and I and several others met up over the weekend to do some diving at Keystone!!

Viz was a milky 15 feet. A few highlights:
+ Meeting and catching up with many amazing divers!
+ Watching the male kelp greenlings guard their eggs
+ Witnessing a kelp greenling egg hatch
+ Plenty of 3 lined nudis in the current swept areas
+ I got to watch a 3 lined nudi climb a PMH, however I hit deco before it made it to the top :(
+ Finding a snakelock anemone on the line... first one I've ever seen/heard about at keystone
+ Finding some impossibly small to photograph dotos in the raging current on the pilings

In lesser abundance as of late:
+ It looked liked there were less Lobed Ascidians? :(
+ As observed on most of my recent dives here in the last 6 months... WAY less rockfish :(

Here were a few of the snaps

Hope you all had a great weekend!
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PMH's and encrusting compound tunicates on the Rock of Life 2
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A hatching Kelp Greenling!
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Whelk eggs were everywhere!
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3 lined nudi
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Sculpin and 3 lined nudi


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