Marine Life of the Northeastern Pacific
These are video clips of some of the species we encounter when we
dive. The advantage of video is it can show you how some of the species
move and interact with their surroundings, something that is not always
apparent from a photograph.
All of these clips are taken with mini DV video cameras housed in
Quest Sports underwater housings. Gunter uses a twin halogen light setup
for his video, and I (Keith) use a single 18W HID with a video
reflector. Although these clips are relatively short, they can take a
while to load. It is best to let the clip load completely before
playing it - otherwise, if not completely loaded, it may not play
Thanks to Gunter who contributed many of these clips.
- Longnose Skate - size:
- Shows a skate swimming along a sandy bottom. 30 seconds.
- octo.mpg - size: 3.2M
- Shows how
an octopus uses water propulsion to swim quickly.
- barnacle-long-01.mpg -
- Shows the motion of an acorn barnacle feeding.
- barnacle-short.mpg -
- Slightly shorter version of the acorn barnacle
- krill.mpg - size:
- Diver swimming though clouds of small amphipods.
- hermit-long-01.mpg -
- Some close-up camera work of a Blackeyed Hermit
freaks the little crab out.
- hermit-short.mpg - size:
- Shorter version of crustacean freak-out.
- stalked-jelly.mpg - size:
- Despite the name of this short clip, we *do* know what it
is. This is a stalked jellyfish swaying in the surge on a piece of kelp.
- idun-short.mpg - size:
- This is a short clip of an alabaster nudibranch feeding.
- jelly.mpg - size:
- Short clip of a jellyfish swimming
- size: 5.6M
- Longer clip of jellyfish swimming.
- jellyfish-med-01.mpg -
- Much larger, different species of jellyfish.
- rat.mpg - size: 2.7M
- One of
my favorite fishes. Bonks into the camera and freaks itself out.
- stubby-long-01.mpg -
- Awesome footage of a stubby squid showing how it
swims and how rapidly it can change colors.
- stubby-short.mpg - size:
- Slightly shorter version of the stubby squid.
- sub.mpg - size: 14M
back from a trip to Neah Bay, we got hung up at the Hood Canal Bridge
while this Trident made it's way to base.
- sunstar-long-01.mpg -
- This clip will give you an idea of just how fast the
sunflower star can move.
- sunstar-short.mpg - size:
- Shorter sunflower star clip.
- wolfie-long-01.mpg -
- Several views of a wolf eel as it seeks a hiding
- wolfie-short-01.mpg -
- Shorter wolf eel clip.
- Red.avi - size:
- Beautiful shots of a red octopus as he moves from behind a
piece of kelp.
- Dogfish.mpg - size:
- Dogfish at Three Tree Point. With sound.
- Lumpsucker.mpg - size:
- Baby lumpsucker feeding!