Excellent conditions in Puget Sound Underwater. The viz is excellent, around 30 to 40 feet, in spite of the rains. The wildlife is looking strong. Huge schools of Herring, Tubesnouts, and Perch. This morning the bottom was covered with Coonstripe Shrimp. Their numbers have been exploding, but today was truly amazing. Watch my short 4K video to see.
The 4K Video Short below focuses on Coonstripe Shrimp (Panadalus danae) covering the bottom.
As the weather turns cold and wet, conditions below the surface also changes. The Kelp dies off. Fresh water from rains infuse into the Sound, so the animals go deeper or die off. This is the circle of life. We will continue to report on the changes and its affects on our wonderful wildlife.
Your company, organization or you directly can bring the amazing underwater world of Puget Sound directly to local schools. Choose any school, or make a contribution and we will select a local marine biology program. For as little as $500.00, they will receive 25 copies of the award winning Puget Sound Underwater.
Thourouly researched, we have documented many of the animals that inhabit our cold local waters. We discuss the relationships between and effects from our mountains, rivers, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea all have on our unique estuary.
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One of the most colorful creatures we have in out cold local waters is the Red rock crab (Cancer productus). Cancer productus is one of several species known as red rock crabs, and is commonly nicknamed the Pearl of the Pacific Northwest. I've uploaded a short video of a few different Red rock's. Please enjoy.