Winter Diving Underway!
Now that I am settled in for the winter here on the Hood Canal I’ve been able to get a lot more diving in! I forget just how much it improves my mood!
Made a couple of trips to Sund Rock Marine Preserve to visit my most curious wolf eel friends and keeping an eye on a couple of octopus. It certainly wouldn’t be winter diving without a few trips to Redondo (the Washington version) to find the elusive and adorable Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers! Tides were good for Day Island Wall this past weekend as well. Visibility in winter usually improves, provided it’s not raining too dang hard for too dang long.
Eggs and More Eggs
So many underwater critters tending to the eggs this time of year! A number of octopus between here and Point Whitney are on eggs. While I’ve not had photographic success capturing a shot of their egg sacks… I will continue to check on them and maybe I’ll get lucky enough to have them move around just enough to catch a good photo opportunity one of these times. Kelp greenling eggs, opalescent squid eggs and wolf eel eggs have kept me entertained while diving. These parents are highly protective of their future generation, just looks at that scowl on daddy kelp greenling’s face - I think he was growling.
More bubble therapy awaits!
Pamela Treischel is a SCUBA diving enthusiast, underwater photography hobbyist and Ambassador for the Inland Ocean Coalition.