Whidbey Island Critters

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Keystone Jetty, May 4, 2024.
Some of the divers (and critters) I met underwater. 🤣
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Keystone Jetty, May 4, 2024.
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Looks like a great day at keystone
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Langley Harbor, May 7, 2024.
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May 8, 2024
Wading through the shallow waters of Double Bluff beach.
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Double Bluff beach, May 11, 2024.
No diving was involved, I just lowered camera below the surface and employed the point & shoot option . :)
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Deception Pass, May 14, 2024 dive.
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Deception Pass, May 14, 2024 dive.
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Keystone Jetty, May 17, 2024 dive.
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Driftwood Pond #1. May 19, 2024 dive.
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Driftwood Pond #1. May 19, 2024 dive.
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Holmes Harbor, May 22, 2024 dive.
In spite of bad visibility, I went to look for Sunflower stars. And I found 39 of them, very nice surprise indeed. :)
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Holmes Harbor, May 22, 2024 dive.
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Langley Harbor, May 23, 2024
The search for Sunflower stars continues. This harbor was not as successful.
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Langley Harbor, May 23, 2024 dive.
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Driftwood Pond #2, May 27, 2024 dive.
It is always interesting to compare the two ponds, So close together and yet so different. While Pond #1 has thousands of Moon jellies, not a single one is seen in here. The microbial mats are more extensive here too...
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Driftwood Pond #2, May 27, 2024 dive.
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Interesting observations from this dive.
1. ALL the wireweed in neighboring Pond#1 died while this pond is all healthy.
2. I found healthy adult Red rock crab. Never seen one in ponds before.
3. The numbers of White Bubble Shell slugs and their eggs are much more numerous here.
4. Not a single Moon jelly, Water jellies instead.
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Deception Pass, May 30, 2024 dive.
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Deception Pass, May 30, 2024 dive.
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Double Bluff Beach, June 1, 2024.
Wading through the shallows, peeking at marine life.
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Holmes Harbor, June 3, 2024.
Collecting Sunflower stars for science, (with permit) of course.
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Possession Point Fingers, June 6, 2024 dive.
Many of the Copper and Brown rockfish are gravid.
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Possession Point Fingers, June 6, 2024 dive.
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Langley Harbor, June 7, 2024 dive.
The search for Sunflower stars continues.
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Jan: I was just talking to a volunteer as Port Townsend Marine Science Center and she said Friday Harbor Labs is trying to breed a variety of sunflower star that can survive the conditins that bring on wasting. Are you familar with this effort?
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