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Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:22 pm
by Tangfish
Anyone happen to know anything about the currents around the location pictured here?

Specifically I’m wondering about currents here, as it’s close to the mouth of the canal. Pictured is the Hood Canal Bridge for reference.


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My buddy has a place there and he’s always asked me to do a couple dives out front of it to see what if anything is there.

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:14 pm
by RoxnDox
I found a NOAA site you may be able to use for a reference...

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaac ... id=PUG1603

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:49 pm
by taylortex
The current can rip fairly hard there. It’s all sand with soft invertebrates hanging out. Might be great for crabbing!


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Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 pm
by Tangfish
Crabbing was the general idea...

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:38 pm
by Tangfish
RoxnDox wrote:I found a NOAA site you may be able to use for a reference...

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaac ... id=PUG1603
Thanks for this! It’s telling me pretty much what I need to know. And these are night owl friendly slack times!

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:30 pm
by Tangfish
I did the dive. Lots of great critters but no dungeness big enough to eat.

Slack was also earlier than that NOAA chart, so I had light to moderate current the whole time, but it wasn’t too bad. My best guess is it was off by about a half hour to an hour.

Happy Fourth everyone!

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:03 pm
by YellowEye
Glad you went! Was there structure, or was it mostly sand creatures?

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:17 pm
by Tangfish
The structure was mostly beds of clam shells and some abandoned crab pots and stuff.

I saw two enormous tritonia diomedea which was cool, and two sharks of some kind. The first one I thought was a dogfish but I saw one larger one and it’s tail looked a bit too round to be that of a dogfish. With vis only 4-5’ it was hard to tell.

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:37 pm
by YellowEye
Wow, now I'm intrigued about those sharks!

Was it one of these, perhaps a juvenile?

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:42 pm
by Tangfish
YellowEye wrote:Wow, now I'm intrigued about those sharks!

Was it one of these, perhaps a juvenile?
What a cool infographic!

Well, looking at these shapes I’m unsure still. The spiny dogfish actually has one of the less pointy tails out of those pictured. I’m thinking it definitely wasn’t the basking shark! The color was reddish brown. I remember dogfish being more grey colored. It’s possible they were juveniles. They weren’t together, I saw them at different points during the dive and one was clearly bigger than the other so I’m sure it wasn’t the same shark.

You’ve got me stumped! Any guesses based on the color?

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:47 pm
by ScubaJess
What!! You saw sharks!!! You are so lucky & awesome!!! I agree, that is a cool shark list.

I hope we can dive soon! :)

Re: Hood Canal Bridge

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:06 am
by Waynne Fowler
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I'm wondering if 'Soupfin' is a rather persuasive name?
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I'm amazed no one has thought to change that. Maybe they have???