very critter day on the hood

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very critter day on the hood

Post by deep diver » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:00 pm

Today was a great day for the critters on the canal, had up to 40' visibility as we were hanging at 40' we could see the boat pretty clear.
found this octopus sitting out on a rock, the poor guy looked like he was hurting bad. Something had ripped off 6 of his tentacles off and the 7th was cut half way through. :crybaby: He was kind of moving slow on stubs. :eek: Lots of Nudis
Also got a bad picture of this sqiggly thing. They seem to hang out in 20-30' of water, swim like an eel, they're 3-4" long and a little bit fuzzy looking and have big black eyes. Have been trying to get a picture of one for a couple weeks and just can't get a clear one, so posted this one. Hopefully someone can give me a clue as to what it is.
Pictures not too bad as I'm back to my point and shoot after flooding my Nikon yesterday :angry:
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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by sekhmet » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:55 pm

NIce pics, is the squiggly thing a nematode or worm? was it flat? That octopus picture is making ME hurt. Great viz! Viz has been really good in the Hood, so-so elsewhere.
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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by KeithBoll » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Great dive with Dale today - and like he says - viz upwards of 40 feet. So sad to see a GPO with so many arms removed. Lots of critters to see today. Enjoy the pics! Keith
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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by deep diver » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Good shots Keith.... I think you have the hang of the camera now!
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Post by deep diver » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:45 pm

sekhmet wrote:NIce pics, is the squiggly thing a nematode or worm? was it flat? That octopus picture is making ME hurt. Great viz! Viz has been really good in the Hood, so-so elsewhere.


no, tube like and fuzzy
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Post by sekhmet » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:15 pm

Wow Keith on those shots! What are you shooting? Love that mosshead close up!
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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by Dusty2 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Ouch! Flooded your Nikon? :banghead: :banghead:

How bad? Terminal? :eek:

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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by KeithBoll » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:09 pm

I made the transition from "point and shoot" to DSLR about two months ago - and I am learning more every week on how to use this thing! My rig includes a Canon Rebel 4Ti with a Canon 60mm lens and a Nauticum housing and Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobes. Keith

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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by deep diver » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:29 am

Dusty2 wrote:Ouch! Flooded your Nikon? :banghead: :banghead:

How bad? Terminal? :eek:


Yep... belly up. Noticed at 110' and case was 1/2 full .... blew bubbles all the way to surface. Took the lens off, water poured out of camera and the lens looks like a mini aquarium
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Re: very critter day on the hood

Post by eliseaboo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:11 pm

deep diver wrote:
Dusty2 wrote:Ouch! Flooded your Nikon? :banghead: :banghead:

How bad? Terminal? :eek:


Yep... belly up. Noticed at 110' and case was 1/2 full .... blew bubbles all the way to surface. Took the lens off, water poured out of camera and the lens looks like a mini aquarium


Oooohhhhhh nooooooo!!!! :angry: This is the main thing that keeps me from upgrading to something expensive. That and you know...the whole money thing.

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