8
taxa
5 plants
1 bird
1 other animal
1 mollusk

Photos / Sounds

What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 02:27 PM PDT

Description

This Osprey flew far away in the sky on Salt Spring Island, then caught a fish (second blurry photo).

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Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 02:33 PM PDT

Description

Grateloupia americana aka Prionitis lanceolata (Narrow Iodine Seaweed) in a tide pool on Salt Spring Island.

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What

Encrusting Red Algae Genus Mastocarpus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Maybe Mastocarpus jardinii (Bushy Turkish Washcloth)? @hfb?

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkish Washcloth Mastocarpus papillatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 03:12 PM PDT

Description

I was puzzled by this seaweed. It looks like the Mazzaella phyllocarpa (Northern Mazza Weed) in Seaweeds of Alaska, but this is south of its range. @hfb?

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What

Ochre Sea Star Pisaster ochraceus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 03:12 PM PDT

Description

I saw about a dozen Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Star) on Salt Spring Island, all large, purple, and healthy.

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What

Pacific Oyster Magallana gigas

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Crassostrea gigas (Pacific Oyster) are common on Salt Spring Island.

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What

Pacific Glasswort Salicornia pacifica

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 05:38 PM PDT

Description

The Salicornia on Salt Spring Island seemed lankier than what we have here on the Olympic Peninsula.

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What

Gorse Ulex europaeus

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 24, 2019 05:39 PM PDT

Description

I was surprised to find so many invasive plants on Salt Spring Island, especially this huge cliff covered in Ulex europaeus (Gorse).