Saturday, October 31, 2009

Life Under Kodiak Waters







During my "Kayaking among the kelp" blog I told you I was thinking of exploring more about life under water in the North Pacific. I have been visiting the Alaska Fisheries Research Center here in Kodiak and have learned quite a bit. I have been particularly impressed with how soft and pliable starfish are. In addition, I am convinced fish use their eyes about as much as we do...despite what I was told that they sense alot by motion and chemical smells. They seem to follow you with their eyes, just as much as a puppy would. Just take a look at my pictures and tell me what you think.
So why don't you put on your wet suit, climb on the kayak, go with me by the kelp where its a few fathoms deep, and take a dive. We'll be back before sunset.
See what lives underneath at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W4FNBE-7Oo
Once you've been there in pictures, you are probably ready to come visit and see it for yourself. But now might not be the best time. It is 39 degrees outside and 46 degree water is a little cold to try it on your own. It will drop to about 34 in the winter. Stop by the scuba business here in Kodiak and have them get you ready for next summer to personally see what is underneath. The water will then be a warm 51 degrees or so. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Annette said...

Dad,

This is BY FAR your best video! The timing was spot-on. The photos were perfect. They made me feel like I was right there in the water with them!

The only negative that I have was that the line-drawings that morphed into photos took away from the peacefulness of the rest of the video.

Now....can I move in with you so that I can see these guys year-round?!?!

Annette