Recently the Made In Puget Sound Live Stream Crew performed some vital, interactive, live streaming, non-invasive scientific underwater research, in real-time, far below the surface of Elliott Bay. As the water temperature hovered near 52º with a very mild current, we explored and revealed rarely seen wildlife on the sea floor, including Tubesnout eggs on Bull Kelp. Also spotted was a Lingcod resting on the boulders that make up this artificial reef. As usual our audience participated and asked important and interesting questions in real time. We will be returning to this area very soon. You may also watch this and other videos of our live underwater research on YouTube.
Shot on location in Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington. Water temp: 52º, Air temp: 78º, Average depth: 43'.
Excellent day at the office this week with some of my favorite species and some rare wildlife. I rarely get to see and photograph a C-O Sole. While tot terribly colorful, they are gorgeous and a fabulous find. Tube-snout eggs on Bull Kelp, I've never actually this before, of course I've never really looked for this either. A few snouts were hanging around, seemingly guarding the egg mass. As I approached they swam away, but quickly returned as I was leaving the eggs, completely unharmed. I strive to never harm, or move, or disrupt the wildlife if at all possible. Nudibranchs of various types and sizes were everywhere. Note the amphipods on the kelp with the Opalescent Nudibranch.
The visibility was excellent, nearly 25 feet. the algae blooms have been horrendous this spring and summer. It was such a pleasant surprise to be able to see anything at all.