Intertidalling in Pacific Northwest Paradise.

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Sunset over Barkley Sound photo: J.Dytnerski Sunset over Barkley Sound
photo: J.Dytnerski

I’ve just returned from one of the best places on earth, the west coast of Vancouver Island, specifically, the village of Bamfield. If you’ve never been, go. If you’ve never heard of it, look it up, or better yet, read more about it here.

Bamfield is located in Barkley Sound, which is filled with all the wonders of the Pacific Northwest: whales, seals, sea lions, eagles abundant salmon and other fishes and a plethora of invertebrates living below sea and in between the waves. That is what I want to talk about today, the incredible variety of life that lives on Bamfield’s rugged rocky shoreline, its boulder-filled coves and its beautiful sand beaches. This area, above the lowest low tide and below the highest high tide is called the intertidal zone, and it is one of the most interesting places to look for the…

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