Project Description

During a dive at Madrona Point, it was great to see a bay pipefish hiding among eelgrass blades (Zostera marina).  This slender green fish blended well with the eelgrass, and would even swim on an angle to orient itself with the surrounding blades.  It’s interesting how the bay pipefish uses eelgrass as a means of camouflage.  Eelgrass blades can grow to around 6.6 feet (2 m) long, and this seagrass has a range on the west coast from Alaska to northern Mexico.