Planning out the Raincoast science – Grizzly helicopter sampling on this gorgeous #Wuikinuxv afternoon & trying to learn the place-names of sampling sites.
Have you seen these jellyfish washing up on BC beaches this summer? We saw this one on Calvert Island. They’re called By-the-wind-sailor, sea raft, purple sail, or little sail – or by their scientific name Velella velella. They eat plankton and are eaten by nudibranchs. It looks like just one individual but it’s actually a whole colony of all-male OR all-female polyps! Some polyps are in charge of reproduction while others are for protection.
One of the grizzlies we saw, captured on camera here from another angle. Food for thought: bear viewing generates…
Centrally located between Shearwater and Bella Bella, on Denny Island BC, Raincoast’s field station offers accommodation to field crews working locally or remotely in regions of the Great Bear Rainforest….