Video: West Seattle’s weekend wildlife – underwater, off Alki

Sure, things can get wild on the beach at Alki. But here’s the true meaning of the word – what you find underwater. Diver/environmental advocate Laura James shares this video, from what she and friends found off 64th/Alki this past weekend. (P.S. Voted for Laura in the Cox Conserves Heroes competition yet? No? Then, go here!)

16 Replies to "Video: West Seattle's weekend wildlife - underwater, off Alki"

  • steve July 2, 2012 (10:52 pm)

    can the animals hear the musical soundtrack as well, or is it because video of a crab is boring so you need some chick singing a pop song to go along with it?

    in the future they would appreciate the sound of the underwater deep. sometimes the sea creatures make noises.

  • sonoma July 3, 2012 (2:10 am)

    I think I’m going to have some weird dreams tonight! Thank you, Laura, for providing a window into this wonderful underwater world – and for caring about these amazing creatures.

  • Rick July 3, 2012 (5:25 am)


  • Jennifer July 3, 2012 (6:55 am)

    Wonderful as always. Thanks so much for sharing pictures of our underwater world. I find it so peaceful to watch. So beautiful. What is the first fish after what I’m guessing is a sea cucumber? Is it a skulpin?

  • Trileigh July 3, 2012 (8:12 am)

    Oh, so beautiful! Laura, thank you SO much for sharing this world with us!

  • Craig July 3, 2012 (8:18 am)

    Great video, makes me want to start diving again.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Bill Bacon July 3, 2012 (8:25 am)

    Nice, and thank you for posting your videos of our undersea world.

  • robindianne July 3, 2012 (8:44 am)

    I once saw a grunt sculpin when I was learning to dive in the Hood Canal. So cute!!!

    What GREAT videography! So inspiring. Thank you.

  • cherie July 3, 2012 (9:32 am)

    amazing…what id give to dive again..thank you so much for sharing this!!

  • Gill July 3, 2012 (10:55 am)

    Thanks for a wonderful 4+ minutes! Took me back to beachcombing on the lower Sound as a kid.

  • smokeycretin9 July 3, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    It almost looked like that fish was singing along. great vid.

  • Eddix July 3, 2012 (12:57 pm)

    It is comforting to see that in spite of all the insults to our sound there are still such amazing creatures who make their home there. Thank you for the wonderful video.

  • WS Steve July 3, 2012 (4:29 pm)

    That sea cucumber…ZOMG Cthulhu!!

    Great clip.

  • islewrite July 3, 2012 (5:26 pm)

    At the risk of sounding pescatarian, I hope those crabs were in a mating dance rather than a fight. More crab for us. Yum. :-)

  • Josh July 3, 2012 (8:17 pm)

    Whoa, I’ve never seen a california sea cucumber move that fast! I suppose the sunflower star trying to eat it is providing some incentive!

  • heather July 5, 2012 (3:29 pm)

    I believe that first fish was a box fish (tetrosomus gibbosus). We also saw an eel, a sea cucumber escaping the predatory star fish, sea anemone….

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