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Old 31-08-2015, 08:01   #271
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There are some amazing wreck dive photos here! Love seeing all of the underwater scenery.

Good luck in the Bahamas with Erika moving through. I'm looking forward to getting wet there soon, so keep the underwater pics coming Oceangirl.

I was looking through some old photos to share to get in the spirit

Here is a circle-marked brittle star & flamingo tongue snail from Panama:
Loving the flamingo tongue!
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Got blown off Lake Superior over the weekend so dove in the 25 mile long Portage Ship Canal created for steamers shipping copper.

The Sailor Boy is a 110 ft long excursion steamer that burned to the deck.

We found the horse drawn buggy wheel swimming along the drop-off. It is a reminder of an alien (to me) world or the parallel universes. I have reason to believe it is the remains of a small snow packing rig or dirt roller.
Loving these otherworldly shots. The way in which the fresh water of the great lakes preserves these items is extraordinary. I have done some diving in Canadian lakes, enough to have a sudden shock or two when crossing unexpectedly into meltwater lurking at the bottom… Are there equally steep thermoclines in the Great Lakes?
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Old 31-08-2015, 08:05   #273
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As for fish being elusive, eventually you'll get to know how they behave. Pelagic fish are usually "fly-by", but many reef fish inevitably stop and turn around for a look if you're very still while hovering nearby. That turns out to be a good time to snap the photo...

I like to think it's their curiosity. It just may be for some like dog snappers, hogfish or trunkfish. Groupers are shy, but often perch on the bottom to watch you, sitting so still that they're hard to see.

Others turn to make themselves bigger with fins out to look like undesirable prey, like hamlets and lionfish.

Still others come close as cleaner fish when juveniles like angelfish, territorial like drums, or will nip your camera if you're on their reef like damselfish!

Here are a few from the S Carib~
Great fish "poses". Evidence of long experience!
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Loving these otherworldly shots. The way in which the fresh water of the great lakes preserves these items is extraordinary. I have done some diving in Canadian lakes, enough to have a sudden shock or two when crossing unexpectedly into meltwater lurking at the bottom… Are there equally steep thermoclines in the Great Lakes?
On Isle Royale this weekend the thermocline was at 10 ft and went from 54 F to 41 F...ice cream headache for my buddy in a wet suit.

No thermocline in the winter and we have observed the ice in the pressure ridges in Lake Superior over 100 ft deep. Will post some ice diving shots later.
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My contribution to the collection of starfish photos.

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On Isle Royale this weekend the thermocline was at 10 ft and went from 54 F to 41 F...ice cream headache for my buddy in a wet suit.

No thermocline in the winter and we have observed the ice in the pressure ridges in Lake Superior over 100 ft deep. Will post some ice diving shots later.
Did you say ICE?!! I got a headache just thinking about it...
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I'm craving ice at the moment after a long hot walk for provisions.
Only the sort I want is in a cold drink .

LakeSuperior, you have my respect for tackling ice when diving! I would love to see shots.

Off for a dive to cool off.

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I took these photos a few years ago. They were taken in the pressure ridges off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior.
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I took these photos a few years ago. They were taken in the pressure ridges off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior.
Amazing shots!
Gives me goosebumps just looking at them though.

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I took these photos a few years ago. They were taken in the pressure ridges off the Keweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior.
Wow. Great shots. If I am ever in that area would love to look you up and see if you want to splash, winter or summer… Have always wanted to ice dive, though most particularly in Greenland or similar, but the Lakes are certainly an adventure I would relish
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Wow. Great shots. If I am ever in that area would love to look you up and see if you want to splash, winter or summer… Have always wanted to ice dive, though most particularly in Greenland or similar, but the Lakes are certainly an adventure I would relish
Will wait to hear from you when you get to Lake Superior. It's getting tougher to find dive partners up here.
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Another sea urchin, this one the remnants of someone's supper. The bottom of the shell has been cracked off and the gonads removed, possibly by one of the crabs I photographed earlier. Life is tough at the lower links of the food chain:

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Ten meters down a week ago in Sardinia.
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Urchins and soft corals :-) this was taken in the Marina ( Emerald Bay). This side of the Marina has no electricity and no vessels.
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Soft corals.
We are in the southern Exumas ( great Exuma)
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