Video of finfish and invertebrates at Wall Beach, Northwest Bay, Salish Sea, January 23, 2022

Yesterday, my dive buddies and I explored the sea life off Wall Beach. This is a shore dive site between Madrona Point and the log booming area in Northwest Bay, east of Parksville, BC, Canada.

We observed 2 small Puget Sound king crab, salps, crinoids, a Monterey doris, swimming scallops and other invertebrates. We also observed lingcod (and 3 ling cod egg masses), many quillback and copper rockfish plus 2 tiger rockfish, and kelp greenlings. I was buzzed by a stellar sea lion while swimming back to the entry point.

There is a steep stepped bouldery slope with some shallow walls at the deeper edge of this dive site, I will be returning soon to explore the deeper sections (my maximum depth yesterday was 108 fsw).

The video including some of our observations is posted at https://youtu.be/i5EK-kIR71I

Posted by tom858 tom858, January 24, 2022 03:15 PM

Observations

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What

Sunflower Sea Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Observer

tom858

Date

January 23, 2022 10:30 AM UTC

Description

Dive observation

Photos / Sounds

What

Tiger Rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus)

Observer

tom858

Date

January 23, 2022 10:30 AM UTC

Description

Dive observation

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tom858

Date

January 23, 2022 10:30 AM UTC

Description

Dive observation. I don't know which species.

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