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Yevgeny Nyden
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Avid traveller, enthusiastic diver, amateur videographer, passionate coder, family man, and a bloody Russian.
Avid traveller, enthusiastic diver, amateur videographer, passionate coder, family man, and a bloody Russian.

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Valued community members. You might have seen or heard this already - Google is shutting down Google+ for consumers - https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/ This is really sad news. We've created this community more than 5 years ago and have seen it grow to what we are now - a solid group of scuba diving enthusiasts who are '... madly in love with scuba diving'. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful experiences and for being faithful supporters of our community. I hope it was worth your time! But all is NOT lost! We don't have to stop here - we are going to move our community elsewhere. Please, join me at our new home - https://www.facebook.com/groups/182122969347375/ !

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Kelp forests of the Northern California.
A few more photos from a trip I recently took to the California Channel Islands.
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One of my favorite local fish - California state fish - Garibaldi. Some times I like to call it "Mr. Garibaldi" (I hope there are more Babylon 5 die hards out there who get the reference :))
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Red banded coral shrimp, Malaysia.
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Harlequin Crab
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Fun article on how to reuse old scuba tanks.

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Our last porcini season was phenomenal; sorry for bragging but this particular shroom will stay in my memory forever. :) +Björn Voerster
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+Björn Voerster here is a recipe I used recently to marinate a good find of King Boletes. Sorry, it's not too detailed, but it should give you an idea:

- 2500 g of washed mushrooms
- 1600 ml water
- 36 g of salt
- 12 small bay leaves
- 8 cloves
- 14 black peppercorns
- 4 g of sugar
- 4 g of dry dill seed
- 0.5 dry dill weed
- 0.1 g caraway seed
- 3 fresh dill stalks
- a pinch of thyme
- 145 ml vinegar 6%;

Preparation: clean and wash mushrooms, cut them in small cubes (about 1/2'' or 1-2 cm), mix all spices in a pan, add water and bring it to boil, boil for 30 mins,
add vinegar and boil for 5 more mins, cool down and put in sterilized jars, boil/sterilize jars in boiling water for 5-10 mins.
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It's morel season in Northern California - we started seeing morels at local markets and a few friends reported good finds; though I haven't personally had a chance to get out just yet (this is an old photo). Looking forward to a good season.
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Humpback Grouper (Cromileptes altivelis), Great Barrier Reef, Australia

A fish with many names. I don't think I've ever seen a fish that had so many different common names:
Baramundi cod, Barramundi rock-cod, Highfinned grouper, Humpback grouper, Humpback seabass, Panther grouper, Pantherfish, Polka dot cod, Polkadot grouper, Flatfish Grouper, Mouse Grouper, and many more (check out this page: http://www.fishbase.org/ComNames/CommonNamesList.php?ID=6457&GenusName=Cromileptes&SpeciesName=altivelis&StockCode=6779 )

Do you see this fish often? I was lucky to encounter it only once when diving Great Barrier Reef a few years ago. Have never seen it again since then.
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