I enjoyed a couple of nice leisurely dives today at Sund Rock Marine Preserve on Hood Canal. I like diving this particular site for a number of reason... but mostly to visit the wolf eels. Some of the old geezers have faces only a mother could love - think of a cute fish gone "hulk"! I've even named a couple of them for fun and try to find them every dive. I often wonder if they recognize me (the purple should give me away). I doubt it.. I'm sure I'm just another bubble blower passing by. Yep, I know it's kind of silly, a grown women naming fish like they are pets... they do remind me of puppy dogs. Hey, it's cheap entertainment!
Aside from the wolfies, there was lots of little stuff to photograph today from anemones, sea star, tube worms and a little grunt sculpin. Above me were large schools of perch and rock fish enjoying a little ambient light while the sun poke it's head out for a brief moment. I tried to work on different lighting techniques today - it was all experimental (that means I failed miserably at what I was trying - thank goodness for digital images).
Couple of chilly dives, especially shallow, as you could see the layer of snow melt on the surface of the water. It messed with visibility a bit but I'll take 20' any day.
Enjoy the beauty from Hood Canal!
Pamela Treischel is a SCUBA diving enthusiast, underwater photography hobbyist and Ambassador for the Inland Ocean Coalition.