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About scubadiverjackcook

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    Olympus E-520
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    Olympus PT-E05
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    Olympus UFL-2
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    UCLS Subal Tray and arms
  1. Whoops! 5 millimeters is the correct length. Thanks, Leslie. I guess it is one of the trickiest piece of debris I've ever seen.
  2. At Eagle Reefs, off Santa Catalina Island, on May 4th, 2011, at about 30 FSW, Water Temp 62 degrees F, perched on a Southern Sea Palm, this is either one of the trickiest pieces of debris I have ever seen, or some kind of tiny shrimp. It was 5 centimeters or less long. Does anybody have any idea what this could be? Rick Murchison suggested it might be a decorator crab, but it seems to me that the shape is too elongated for that. I checked all of the decorator crabs in my reference books and didn't see anything like it.
  3. Someone on Scubaboard sent me this link. http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20479. Apparently, they could be Peltodoris nobilis egg masses. I didn't see any of those on my dive there, but it would have been nice to get a picture like the one on the Sea Slug Forum to remove all doubt. Thanks, guys. I appreciate your help.
  4. I photographed this organism on Saturday on the backside of Anacapa Island at the Sea Lion Colony in about 25 feet of water. It was attached to a rock and was about 5 inches by 2 inches. It appears to have grooves that were filled with fine sand. Another diver says he saw the same organism at Point Dume on the same day. Anyone have an idea what it is?
  5. This White Blob Organism was at 35 ft, 52 degree water, on the west side of a rock pillar at Long Point, Palos Verdes, CA. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks.
  6. Thanks, all. Maxbottomtime over on Scubaboard informs me that it is a Kellet's Whelk with bryozoans Attached.
  7. Took this on Wednesday at Long Point, Old Marineland, Palos Verdes, CA, at about 35 feet, Water Temp 52 degrees, Length of shell about 4-5 inches. There were lots of Kellet's Whelks around, but none of them had the distinctive knobs on the shell like this one. Is this a variation of a Kellet's Whelk, or something else entirely? I couldn't find anything like it in my books, nor did I find anything similar on line. Thanks for your help.
  8. Thanks, Leslie. I checked out those ID sources. They look useful. I am looking forward to seeing you again when you come to the AV Desert Divers to talk about the Pacific Gyre.
  9. I found these eggs in several places from 25 to 70 feet in Casino Point Dive Park on Saturday, May 29th. Some had brown speckles and others had a dark spot at the distal end of the egg casing. The water temperature was in the low 60's. The eggs were about .75 cm long. Another diver suggested they were Wavy Turban Snail eggs. I would appreciate any info you may have. Thanks.
  10. Hello to all. This is my first post on Wetpixel. I have been doing film dry land photography for about 50 years. I started doing some UW digital about three years ago with an HP Photosmart R818 in an HP housing. I loaned out my camera and have had it flooded by the ubiquitous human error. I replaced the camera with a used HP Photosmart R817. I added a Fantasea Nano flash and housing, but was never able to get it to work properly. I have a few good shots over the past couple of years. Now that I have 400+ plus dives and am more comfortable with the task loading, I just bought an Olympus E-520 rig with the PT-E05 housing and ports. I have ULCS Double Tray with Subal handles and ULCS arms and two UFL-2 strobes. So far I have had it in the pool and am looking forward to taking it in the ocean in a few weeks. Your site was very helpful in guiding me toward some good shots with my Point and Shoot. I am sure that it will be just as helpful with my new rig. Thanks for all of your great information.
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