Rare sighting for PT

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I was fortunate enough to get this video before the viz closed up. We don't see these often in the sound.
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Awesome !
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Excellent! Makes lumpies look common.
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Very cool, beautiful fish, great to see it in motion like that. I've only seen them at Neah Bay.
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that's really cool, Rich.... but what is it? :dontknow:
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Way to go old timer. I have seen them just north a ways in Haro Strait, but never that far south/
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Very cool! I think the only one I've ever seen was at Redondo a few years ago.
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I've only seen one at Salt Creek park, and then, only a really tiny one.
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Used to see them regularly at Edmonds UW park, and from time to time at Cove 2 :)
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I used to see them around Bremerton, while wading at low tide, and we'd frequently get them in nets from eelgrass beds. I rarely see them when I 'm diving and suspect they tend to hang out shallower than we generally do when we're on scuba.
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What an elegant, beautiful fish! I have never seen one.
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Nice work Rich! I have never run across one either :-)
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Very Nice.

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Greg Jensen wrote:I used to see them around Bremerton, while wading at low tide, and we'd frequently get them in nets from eelgrass beds. I rarely see them when I 'm diving and suspect they tend to hang out shallower than we generally do when we're on scuba.
I tend to agree Greg, Seems like I usually see them in the 20 to 30 foot range. They don't seem to be great swimmers and they are designed to blend in with the kelp.Here is a baby
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We used to get them quite a bit in net collections off the railroad beach, or off the marine center pier, but quite often they were much smaller. I've seen them that size a few times diving under the PTMSC pier as well. Really neat fish!! Just have to go to places with more grass!
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Which railroad beach? Clear over by the mill?
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Off near the Ranger, right by Don's shop.
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