Favourite Pacific Northwest Underwater Photos
Pacific Northwest Underwater Photos
Interesting Discoveries Underwater Photos

These orange social tunicates (Metandrocarpa taylori) were found hidden and protected under the lower curve of a large boulder.  Some orange social tunicates can be yellow in colour while others bright orange.  These small clustered tunicates are joined together by a thin tissue layer at their bases.  Orange social tunicates can reach 0.8 inches (2 cm) tall, with a range from southern Alaska to southern California.

Slipper Sea Cucumber

Tiger Rockfish

Young Steller Sea Lion

Purple Sea Urchin Feeding

Rose Star

Jim Auzins Photography is a website where I share photos, many of which are of the diverse marine life that thrives in the Pacific Northwest.   Living on Vancouver Island provides a great opportunity to explore the ocean and witness the vast biodiversity, including many interesting invertebrates that inhabit the rocky reefs of the area.  Jacques-Yves Cousteau said Vancouver Island has “the best temperate-water diving in the world and second only to the Red Sea.”

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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