Outdoor life

Kristen Walters gives the thumbs up on post exam.

Earth Day weekend

Earth Day weekend taking the last exam of my academic career (see post-exam face in picture #1) then went on a hut trip with some beauty humans and skied some incredible lines…

A small red fish heart held in the palm of a hand

Fish’s heart

“What’s that?” “That’s the fish’s heart.” “Ewwwwww…….. Cool! Can I hold it?” Cleaning salmon turns into an unexpected – and fun! – anatomy lesson for campers at the Koeye River youth camp. We identified the major organs and looked at stomach contents.

Shot of sand on a beach with some rocks in the distance and a closeup of a jeelyfish called Vellella Vellella on Calvert Island

Vellella vellella

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.

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