Common name: Alabaster Nudibranch Scientific Name: Dirona albolineata Location Found: Alki Reef, Puget Sound Washington Actual Size : 1.5 inches Camera Used : Sony TRV 11 Date: 10/21/2001 Comments: These are short clips of a nudibranch I saw at Alki Reef. The reason I like this clip is because you can actually see it moving. Common name : Wolf Eel Scientific Name : Anarrhichthys ocellatus Location Found : Three Tree Point, Puget Sound Washington Actual Size : 5-7 feet Camera Used : Sony TRV 11 Date: 10/9/2001 Comments: This Wolf-Eel lives at about 70 to 80 feet at Three Tree Point in an old rusted hunk of steel. He/she rarely comes out when we show up. However this night I was treated to a little tour as he came out to visit made a trip around the “block” and returned to his home. There is a second Wolf Eel near this one that has taken up residence in an old beer keg. I have no idea if that one is a permanent resident as I have only seen that one once so far. Common Name: Sunflower Star Scientific Name: Pycnapodia helianthoides Location Found: KVI Tower, Puget Sound Actual Size: 30” Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 5/6/2001 Comments: This shot was taken at KVI Tower in about 25 feet of water. Being springtime there was a lot of plankton in the water, which made everything appear green. I particularly like this shot because it shows how fast these guys actually move. Before I started diving I had no idea they were so fast. Common name: Jellyfish Scientific Name: ? Location Found: Three Tree Point, Puget Sound Actual Size: 5 inches Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 5/10/2001 Comments: There were hundreds of these this night. Unfortunately the mpeg does not do justice to how clear this actually was. Common name: Giant Acorn Barnacle Scientific Name: Balanus Nubilus Location Found: Three Tree Point, Puget Sound Actual Size: 3-4 inches tall Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 3/20/2001 Comments: This shot shows a barnacle feeding. Again, until I started diving I had no idea what they did. If you look closely you will notice a fish in the empty barnacle shell next to this one. I didn’t even notice the fish until after I got home and reviewed the tape. I have no idea what it was. Common name: Crill Scientific Name: Location Found: Actual Size: 1 inch Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 6/23/2001 Comments: I didn’t get much usable video on this dive. The current and/or surge were very active, making it difficult to holding the camera steady. This can make for video that can make the viewer “sick”. However when we emerge from a small rock canyon, a thick cloud of crill greeted us. Common name: Stubby Squid Scientific Name: Rossia pacifica Location Found: Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound Actual Size: 2 inches Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 10/17/2001 Comments: This shows a stubby on the move at night. It’s also interesting to see how they change color. If he have quit going in circles there wouldn’t have been as much debris in the water. Common name: US Navy Submarine Scientific Name: metalicus tubicus with bipodicus sailoricus Location Found: Hood Canal, Puget Sound Actual Size: classified but big Speed: classified Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 7/1/2001 Comments: We were treated to this sight on the way back from a great dive weekend. Common name: Hermit Crab Scientific Name: Pagurus armatus Location Found: Three Tree Point, Puget Sound Actual Size: 3 inches Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 10/17/2001 Comments: This little guy was perched atop some junk but suddenly became very shy. I wonder why. I have gotten video in the past of one changing shells. Unfortunately it didn’t come out well enough to display. Common name : Ratfish Scientific Name : Hydrolagus colliei Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound Actual Size : 24 inches Camera Used : Sony TRV 11 Comments : These guys just can’t stay away from the light and camera. Common name: I don’t know. Scientific Name: I don’t know. Location Found: Mushroom Rock, Strait of Juan de Fuca Actual Size: 4 inches Camera Used: Sony TRV 11 Date: 6/30/2001 Comments: This little guy was attached to some kelp. I am still trying to determine what it is.
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