Varnish Clams

Walking on the beach at Goose Spit in Comox this weekend got me thinking about clams. I always enjoy sorting through seaweed in the strand line and taking a closer look at shells that have washed up on the shore before returning them back to the beach where I found them. On this walk I found several “old-friends,” including the …

Blog Action Day: At the Edge of the Sea

Today is Blog Action Day 2009 and this year’s theme is climate change. Blog Action Day is an annual event designed to raise awareness and create a global discussion on a single issue through blog posts. I thought that it would be fitting to share some images of things that I’ve noticed at the edge of the sea which make …

Exploring Eel-grass

Eel-grass | Zostera marina With the excellent low tides this week I was able to get out and do some poking around in the eel-grass beds at Miracle Beach Provincial Park. Patience and careful walking are required attributes for tide pool exploration, as well as a sharp eye for movement and small creatures. Slow wading serves to reduce the impact …