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|Posted on July 17, 2015 at 1:45 PM||comments (850)|
This week's FFF is about the Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker. Anyone who has done any amount of diving off our coast has probably seen one of these little guys.. They are the CUTEST! (Obviously I mean that in the most masculine way possible).
These small fish are 2.5-7.6 cm (1-3 in). The largest found to date was 12.7 cm (5 in) but this size is rare. They are more commonly about 2.5 cm (1 inch) in size. But finding them as juvenile where I've seen them to be just a few millimeters...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 3, 2015 at 1:25 PM||comments (959)|
Let's talk Nudibranchs for this weeks FFF. Did you know that in our beautiful Pacific Northwest waters, we have over 52 different types of nudibranchs? Yep! Did you also know that the word "nudibranch" means naked gills? An adult Nudi can vary in size from under 1 inch all the way up to 12 inches. Our often seen local Orange Peel Nudibranch is one such Nudi that can reach those lengths. Want to know more about these colorful and amazing marine life? We have a field guide in th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 20, 2015 at 12:55 AM||comments (28)|
Good day everyone. For this weeks FFF, although not a fish, it does serves as a home for many of our fish here in the Pacific Northwest.
Eelgrass. Did you know that eelgrass is not a seaweed but actually a perennial flowering plant? Meaning it dies off in the winter and re-grows in the summer. Eelgrass is amongst the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world. In Ecological and economic value, they rival rainforests and the world's richest farmlands. (Hey we have...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 5, 2015 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
This week's fish fact.
A fish does not add new scales as it grows, but the scales it has increase in size. In this way, growth rings are formed and the rings reveal the age of a fish
|Posted on March 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM||comments (27)|
Okay, I know it's Saturday.
If you've been on facebook in the last couple days you may have seen this article being circulated, http://wildwhales.org/2015/03/rare-sea-turtle-sighting-a-possible-first-for-b-c/Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 19, 2015 at 9:40 AM||comments (35198)|
This morning I was definitely too excited to sleep in. I was signed up to do two dives in Dos Ojos cenote, my first ever visit to a cenote and my first real cavern dives. This trip has had some first somethings on every dive so far, it’s kind of super awesome. I got to the dive shop unfashionably early so I could check out my franken-regs, which should be all dandy now that I have a new hose on my octo. (Thanks to one of my new favourite people, Kev...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM||comments (1577)|
What would you do if you woke up with a sore wrist, knowing entirely well that you wouldn’t be able to lift your own gear or even set it up yourself? Probably go diving, if you had the friendly staff at Blue Angel to help you! We left Cozumel this afternoon and I was determined to get my last two dives in before getting on the ferry to Playa del Carmen.
I wasn’t scheduled to be on the boat today so a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:20 PM||comments (1018)|
Well the next morning I tried to straighten out my regs, which had began leaking from the inside of the 1st stage. Without having solved any problems I ran down to the boat with a set of rental regs where the rest of the divers were waiting for me, the last person to be ready. Turned out I wasn’t even ready, I’d forgot my computer and had to run back up to our room on the 4th floor to retrieve it. This start to the day was a sign of things to come. I did remember to wear my Lavaco...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2015 at 6:05 PM||comments (992)|
I haven’t slept in weeks! Well I have, I actually sleep a lot, but I’ve been almost too excited to sleep. It’s my first trip to a warm water dive destination in over a year, and yes I do realize how spoiled that makes me sound. There’s just something so wonderful about warm water diving. Maybe it’s the lack of bulky equipment and horrendous amount of lead, or maybe its the not feeling like the water is physically attacking yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:55 PM||comments (1827)|