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The underside of a clingfishs is every bit as exciting as one might hope, check out that suction!
This is the clingfish in the whale lab showing off against the glass. Using an adapted fin and specialized hair like scales, ...
This is a clingfish!
This little one was turned up on tonights beach trip. These fish live in the intertidal zone to reduce their exposure to predators. To survive this region these animals can live a long time out of ...
Night labs at the beach bring out the best stuff, they're well worth the amount of falling down that they incur.

#bmsc #bamfieldlife #bamfield #beachwalk #tidepooling #marinebiology #fieldtrip #crapwheresmyheadlamp
A sea cucumber can be hard to figure out at the best of times. A long red blob with orange spikes, they can be difficult to make heads or tails of, and for good reason.

To show how a cucumber ...
The colonial ascidian tank looking a little empty.... #bmsc #marimebiology #marinescience #colonialism
Hagfish aboard!
Not terribly well known, or well liked by those that know them, hagfish have always suffered in the PR department. On top of not being the most aesthetically pleasing animals, they have the incredible ability to excrete a ...
You can tell a lot about an animal by their foot prints, much more than just what animal made them. Size, depth, clarity, and orientation can tell you where they are going, how long ago they were there, how fast ...
Clamatis in the off season

#botany #flowers #flowersofinstagram #artphotography
My coworkers think I am crazy for driving the logging road on my days off, I think they are crazy not to.
#loggingroad #wildernessadventure #westcoastliving #treetime #bcforests #outdooradventure #drive
Behold, the radula!
After several posts this week about this amazing structure I figured I'd take a video of the barbed tongue in action.
This mollusk is a pinto abalone, an endangered sea snail found on the coast of BC. ...
In anticipation of our first group, the bmsc field trips staff did some parbuckling training!

#bmsc #bamfieldlife #safteyfirst #cold #westcoastbestcoast
I love seeing the river otters visit our docks, like this one who came by just yesterday, however they almost exclusively come to poop. As I watched this one mull around it got me thinking, why poop on land? If ...
If you have ever seen these perfect holes in shells on the beach, you have admired the handy work of a predatory snail. Moonsnails, leafy hornmouth snails, and oyster drills are just some of the predators who can ware these ...
78 kilometers of logging road, I am bound to pick up some shrapnel now and then, but I gotta admit I wasn't expecting a nail. But The Duchess, she always gets me home.

#loggingroad #wildernessadventure #westcoastliving #bamfieldlife #flattire #besttruck
This is the shell is from an animal called a moon snail! Truth is that this animals shell gives a far more romantic impression of the gargantuan snail than you might get in person. Described by their Wikipedia page as ...
After six days of waiting we finally have our animals back in the whale lab! I thought I'd celebrate by sharing a picture of our whimsically decorated crab refuge. Why is it whimsically decorated you ask? Well because red, green, ...
What is that?
Well, the short answer is a very unimpressed anemone. A plumose anemone to be exact. Usually a powder white, but sometimes cream or brown like this one, these animals hunt plankton with tiny stinging cells that we ...
Look at that face!
This is a shot of one of the centres shrimp caught for the university program studies this summer. Cool fact about shrimp, they all start their lives as males and become females as they grow. The ...
Yesterday we had some unexpected additions to our tanks! Our amazing maintenance crew emptied and went inside our seawater reservoir tanks to give them a good scrub and found these guys! These shrimp were most likely brought in as plankton ...
It's not hard to find an experiment or two when searching the beaches near the science centre. This black turban snail was part of a territory study at Eagle Bay a few years back, which is why it is sporting ...
Mosses are more exciting than you'd ever guess. Aside from some amazing and unique structures and tissues, they also have surprisingly complicated sex lives.
These guys have a sexual generation with sperm and eggs that births an asexual generation that ...
This is a nurdle.
Sadly, they are common finds on beaches around the world. What is a nurdle you say? After plastic is refined it will be formed into nurdles for easy shipping to factories. Shipped in crates on large ...
First day back

Met the new crew today, and welcomed back some good friends. The water system is undergoing some maintenance right now so we don't have many living critters just yet, but hopefully collections begin next week! That being ...
Sunset over the inlet, it's good to be back.

#bmsc #bamfield #westcoastliving #wilderness #outdooradventure #bamfieldbc
I miss the logging road when I am away. After a couple false starts, some adventures and some misadventures, today I finally made it onto the logging road. 87 km of wilderness that's hell on my car but a treat ...
Well Victoria, it's been a slice, but it's time for me to head back to the woods. Had a rainbow see me on my way, I'll be back.
This is a hooded nudibranch, one of my favorite nudibranchs, and only the second of its kind I have seen! These sea slugs are not uncommon, just uncommon around me. I nearly lost my mind when I saw it against ...
Squid in Cursive

After sitting in the back of the work pile for months I finally broke this one out and finished it. I might modify it a little more from here, but over all I am pretty happy with ...

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