Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude

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Far north ThThTh 5/2/19. Skyline-nasty and nude

Post by Sharkb8 » Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 am

Last Thursday I had to work out on Orcas Island, and since the tides were great I meet my friend Matt for an after-work swim at Skyline in Anacortes when I got off the ferry. Once we got down to depth the vis opened up into a nice although silty 15 ft or so. Although we failed on spotting any pskc's or candy stripe shrimp, we still had a good time. We did see a couple different "nasty crab" species (scaled crabs and a heart crab), and the 3 Lined Aeolid bloom was ridiculous. There were easily thousands crawling over everything on the wall. All the cucumbers were opened up also adding that nice bit of color that is so enjoyable. As an added bonus, the Stimpson Sun Stars were spawning, so we watched those for awhile before the current picked up and sent us back to a tailgate beer.

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Nasty crabs!

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Spawning sun stars

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Lots of cucumbers

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Post by Vjw » Sun May 05, 2019 6:47 pm

Nice report and pics!! The colorful, feeding cucumbers make it a particularly beautiful site!! :joshsmith:

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Post by ScubaJess » Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 am

Fantastic snaps :)
I love Skyline :)
Hope to join you sometime.
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Post by YellowEye » Mon May 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Very cool!
Awesome to hear about the nudi's.
Not sure I get the nasty crab reference.

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Post by Gdog » Mon May 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Very nice, love the colors!

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Post by Sharkb8 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm

YellowEye wrote:Very cool!
Awesome to hear about the nudi's.
Not sure I get the nasty crab reference.


A few months ago we found a huge old lithoid crab at Skyline that had so much stuff growing on it we couldn’t really ID it. I even took a picture of it and it didn’t even look like a crab. My buddy started calling it the big nasty overgrown crab and since then we’ve been jokingly referring to all the big weird crabs as nasty crabs.
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Post by Scubak » Wed May 08, 2019 8:29 am

Great pics!
Hope to dive there soon!
Thanks for sharing!
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Post by H20doctor » Wed May 08, 2019 11:37 pm

Nice !!
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