Port Neville, Johnstone Strait 7-5-16. Dropped the camera from a float at the government dock near the entrance to Port Neville. Pretty high energy area with strong currents. Great habitat for shiner perch and pile perch, and several species of rockfish, as well as sea urchins.
Shoal Bay, East Thurlow Island Canada 7-9-16. A beautiful semi-exposed location, taken from a float parked next a government dock. The camera is resting on the bottom near a patch of brown and green algae showing a small group of pile perch (Rhacochilus vacca) swimming through the video field and likely feeding on mussels attached to the float and piling.
Cordero Islands 7-6-15. We are in a protected lagoon next to Chancellor Channel, a few miles north of the Blind Channel resort. The sand and gravel bottom at about -21ft (7m) has a rich cover of benthic diatoms and scattered green algae (Ulva or similar). This most remarkable feature is the large number of small unidentified white nudibranchs or sea slugs, visible moving slowly across the bottom. Look carefuly, they are at most an inch (2 cm) long and can be seen in the lower part of the frame. There identification is uncertain, possibly an "aeolid".
Cordero Islands 7-11-19. Similar location to the 2016 video above. No nudibranchs are visible, and plant cover is more limited.
Blind Channel Resort, Canada 7-8-16. Taken from a float paralleling the marina in Mayne Passage. This was a high energy area, with strong tidal currents immediately offshore from the marina and good circulation. Clearly visible were young copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus). Definitely not disturbed by the camera and drifting among brown and green algae, and scattered eelgrass shoots.
Octopus Islands, Quadra Island 7-12-16. Anchored in one of many protected inlets in this island group. The bottom habitat is a fine to medium sand with scattered algae and shells. Other than a few small crabs and hermit crabs, marine life was sparse in the video.
Rebecca Spit, Provincial Park, south Quadra Island 7-9-19. No visible animal life, but and interesting mixed sand, rock and algae bottom.