Category Archives: marine life

Fanny Bay – Sea Lions and fishing boats

Each winter California Sea Lions congregate in Fanny Bay while they wait for the herring to spawn in February. The herring fishermen would prefer that the Sea Lions were not eating the herring and salmon, and the Sea Lions would … Continue reading

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A little seal

A little seal on the beach at Port Lorne – Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and a bit of video…

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Long Beach – Gooseneck barnacles

Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus), also called stalked barnacles or goose barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks in the intertidal zone. They are found only on exposed or moderately exposed coasts as they depend on … Continue reading

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Long Beach – Velella velella

Velella velella at Long Beach Also known as sea raft, by-the-wind sailor, purple sail, or little sail because of the sails on their backs, Velella velella are small carnivorous animals related to jellyfish that live on the surface of the … Continue reading

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A. Starfish

A. Starfish, esq, at Air Force Beach, Lazo

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At the beach – little crabs

There is a lot happening at the beach at low tide – you just have to stop and watch, and have a bit of luck as clams and crabs can be sneaky…

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An oyster in my hand

Fanny Bay – just an oyster…

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Oysters

Oysters in an oyster bed at low tide – Fanny Bay

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A sleeping seal

A sleeping seal – Bamfield boardwalk

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Bits of a sea urchin

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