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Howe Sound creature of the week
We’re surrounded by water, but most of us only ever get to see what’s on the surface. A lively day on the ocean for us is seeing a seal pop its head out of the water.
For local diver Adam Taylor, the view of life in Howe Sound is entirely different. He sees what lurks beneath the surface and at its depths. He also happens to take great photos, so the Undercurrent will be printing these on a weekly basis so that Bowen Islanders can get a better idea about who’s living in the surrounding waters (and not just the people living on boats in Mannion Bay).
Taylor found the above Plumose Anemone on the south side of King Edward Bay on October 6th. He explains:
It is partially retracted, either to digest or it had been disturbed. The outer tentacles are retracted towards the oral disk (mouth). They are normally open, more like flowers and filter food from the current. This one was partially retracted and as my light passed over it the colour & texture reminded me of a faux-fur liner in the hood of a winter jacket.