Whidbey Island Critters

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sun May 22, 2016 10:31 pm

The Orange Feather Duster Worms is seldom orange, at least at Keystone the prevailing color is red.
At least from my experience. Maybe the orange ones hide from me when they sense my approach ... :)
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sat May 21, 2016 11:40 am

Swimming through the cloud of tiny creatures in Keystone Jetty shallows.
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Thu May 19, 2016 10:46 pm

Scubie Doo wrote:Awesome Jan, you definitely need to add to this series. :)

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Scubie Doo » Wed May 18, 2016 5:03 pm

Awesome Jan, you definitely need to add to this series. :)

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Wed May 18, 2016 4:50 pm

Jungle Book, Pacific NW edition, Keystone chapter :rofl:
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby ScubaJess » Tue May 17, 2016 4:27 pm

I love your Candy Stripe Pictures Jan!!! Great job as always!
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Tue May 17, 2016 2:02 pm

Yes Chris, Skyline has lots to offer, from the tiny to larger critters:
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby H20doctor » Sun May 15, 2016 11:14 am

i think you have the Skyline fever Jan .... the sea cucumber gardens there are spectacular !!! colors of reds and purples and oranges

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sun May 15, 2016 9:04 am

I visited Skyline Wall as the tide and current cycle again provide friendlier environment.
Couple of young Wolfies in their sea cucumber garden. :)
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Fri May 13, 2016 6:55 am

Adding another new critter to my list. It drifted by in the current at Deception Pass ...
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Thu May 12, 2016 11:41 am

Langley harbor survey : Ochre stars are dying and Pink stars are thriving.
And most of the baby stars are AWOL :(
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Wed May 11, 2016 7:34 am

Shallows at Keystone and Skyline are getting blanketed with seaweed.
Here are some of them:
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Tue May 10, 2016 7:12 am

After laying eggs, this Monterey dorid blindly walks into reach of another blind creature and gets eaten :(
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Mon May 09, 2016 8:48 am

From one colorful place to another - Skyline Wall:
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sat May 07, 2016 1:27 pm

Crabs from the Pass ...
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Fri May 06, 2016 7:28 am

Deception Pass is the only place on Whidbey where I find Glove sponges.
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Thu May 05, 2016 8:54 pm

But unlike you, I don't have to drive through the nightmare called I-5 to get to the site. Considering that the access is closed until March, and it is only the beginning of May, three dives at the Pass is nothing to be ashamed of. I salute you and your dive buddies for that !

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby fmerkel » Thu May 05, 2016 7:05 pm

4 days! You dive Deception Pass as often as some people dive, and somehow take pretty pictures to bring back.
I've done 3 this year and was feeling smug about that. So much for vanity, eh? :smt064
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Thu May 05, 2016 10:44 am

Four days of Deception Pass on recent tide/current cycle.
Lots of catching up, the photo folder from the dives still waiting to be sorted through :)
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Scubie Doo » Wed May 04, 2016 3:39 pm

Neat Jan, I love it.

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Wed May 04, 2016 11:50 am

I returnd to Deception Pass for two more dives, this time spent almost half of the dive snorkeling
in the shallows trying to get picture of the fast moving sardines. The turbulent water was full of
silt, plus small fishing boats were catching the small silver fishies right in the same waters. The
much smaller smelt kept closer to the cliff.
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sun May 01, 2016 9:40 am

It was little late turning, but not bad.

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Scubie Doo » Sun May 01, 2016 9:34 am

Beautiful Jan. Glad you made it out there. How was the current?

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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Sun May 01, 2016 9:09 am

Saturday was a busy day at Deception Pass. Weather beautiful, so was the dive :)
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Re: Whidbey Island Critters

Postby Jan K » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:58 pm

From the Whidbey Record front page: "Most of Possession Point State Park will be reclassified
as “surplus” and become eligible for transfer to another public entity or even sold to a private
party, under a long-range plan being proposed by Washington State Parks. "
It stirred lot of excitement among us divers and after receiving some e-mails today, I understand,
that it is not the case. At least not yet.
Here are few pictures from my recent dive there... It is not colorful like Deception Pass, but it is interesting, nevertheless.
It would be shame to lose it...
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