Broughton Islands East
Kwatsi Bay, off Tribune Channel 6-17-16. Taken from the southern side of the main marina float. The bottom is a mix of small rock, shell debris, some fine flocculant material, and possibly a little boater garbage. The marine life is very interesting with ratfish and flatfish moving through the field of view and in the background, and sea cucumbers engaged in some feeding behavior (sped up a little). The flatfish may be C-O sole (Pleuronichthys coenosus) or similar. They are well camoflaged on this irregular bottom.
Kwatsi Bay, off Tribune Channel 7-24-19. Similar to 2016, with many ratfish grazing in the rubble, also a few scattered flatfish, again well camouflaged.
Kwatsi Bay, off Tribune Channel 7-25-19. Interesting perspective of sea cucumbers, seemingly undisturbed by the many ratfish swimming through the area.
East Moore Bay, at the entrance to Kingcome Inlet 7-22-19. Rock rubble and sand bottom. Sea cucumber droppings, and what appear to be tubeworm siphons are common.
Viner Sound, innermost north-facing inlet, Gilford Island 7-25-19. Very calm and protected water. We see several flatfish, including a starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus) and what looks like a snake prickleback.
Minstrel Island 6-14-16. We're moored to an old float at an abandoned government dock, close to Lagoon Cove Marina. The bottom is a mix of rock and sand, and boater debris and garbage. Looks like we have a cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) guarding her eggs on the log or rock in the background.