SJI 6/7

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SJI 6/7

Post by YellowEye » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:40 am

We just went to the San Juans on Lu Jac's Quest. The sites were Dinner Rock and Eagle Point. What a beautiful day!

Dinner Rock had poor viz but we saw candy stripe shrimp, Kincaid shrimp, and swimming scallops.

Eagle Point had good viz, and was covered with red urchin, kelp, yellow tail rockfish, baitfish, and clown nudis.

Top side, we saw minke whales, porpoises, bald eagles, rhino auklets, and many other seabirds.

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Urchins in the sun
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Kelp reaching for the light
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Urchin fields
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Big rocks with urchins
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Swimming Scallops
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Kelp
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Baitfish
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Beautiful forests in the shallows
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Nice to see a few stars
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Over under


T'was a great day! Gotta love the San Juans!

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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by Gdog » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:39 pm

Awesome report and pics!

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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:31 pm

Hello Everyone!
I hope you all had a fun weekend! :eric:
I had my first ever boat dive with a camera & it was spectacular! :partydance: My awesome dive buddy and photo mentor YellowEye let me use his macro camera! :taco:
I had a blast in the San Juan Islands aka Candy stripe heaven! Here are a few of my pictures! Enjoy! I can't wait to go back!
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Healthy looking sunflower star
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kincade Shrimp with brain parasites
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Beautiful Sea Scallop
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Stunningly pretty Nudibranch
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Snakelock Anemone with baby candy stripped shrimp
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CANDY Strip Shrimp are my favorite!
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Kincade shrimp in a meeting
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Fish eating Anemone
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Baby Dorid
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Clown Nudi
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Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Post by KeithBoll » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:19 pm

Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing! You never, ever get tired of taking pictures of candy stripe shrimp!

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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by taylortex » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:20 pm

Yelloweye, love the sunburst urchin shot #9480 !!

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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:30 pm

One more from my starring contest with a shrimp... Mr. Coonstripe won! :hah: :bye:
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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by YellowEye » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:52 pm

Great job ScubaJess! That's pretty impressive lineup you got on what, your 4th/5th photo dive!?

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Re: SJI 6/7

Post by LCF » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:05 am

Looks like a beautiful day! The photo of the swimming scallop made me smile with memories -- the first time I ever saw them, I was diving with Bob Bailey off Deception Island, and Bob startled one after another into the water. I laughed until my mask flooded. I still find them hysterically funny, like animated dentures in a Saturday morning cartoon.

Jess, most of us had to wait a lOT longer to get our first candy-striped shrimp picture -- lucky you!
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