Oregon Invaded Again

This time with Sea Pickles of all things: SEA PICKLES INVADE NORTHWEST WATERS < >

The Garden Centipede

The Garden Centipede

Garden Centipede1 Lithobius Forficatus

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Garden Centipede2 Lithobius Forficatus

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Garden Centipede3 Lithobius Forficatus

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Garden Centipede1 Lithobius Forficatus

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Can You Say Anemone?

After barnacles, shore crabs, and sea stars our most noticeable and interesting species of Northwest wildlife are the anemones, pronounced ah-nemm-oh-nee. (Not to insult anyone’s intelligence, please. I’ve just heard a lot of people struggle with the word.) Anemones belong to the phylum of animals called Cnidarians, a group that includes hydras, jellyfish, and corals. […]

Sponges – the Soft Side of Northwest Wildlife

Sponges have been in the news lately thanks to the discovery of “Volkswagen” sized specimen discovered off the coast of Hawaii recently. Yep, that’s a lot of sponge alright but probably not all that uncommon. We have a fair number of species gracing our Northwest waters. With many thousands of sponge species living worldwide […]

Northwest Wildlife – Things You Don’t See

There are many species of wildlife, generally the smaller varieties, that exist all around in great numbers but we just never get to see them due to their life style and habitats. Here are a couple of examples: Ant Lion Larvae

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Ant Lion Adult

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Spittle Bug “Spittle” […]

Sow Bugs vs Pill Bugs

Don’t get ‘em mixed up! Sow Bug

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Pill Bug

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Sow Bug Underneath

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Pill Bug Underneath

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Sea Shore Animals of the Pacific Northwest

We took a stroll along one of our Pacific beaches over the weekend. Kitsap Memorial State is a beautiful park is just north of Bremerton, WA. It’s rocky shoreline is loaded with oysters and an enormous variety of seashore wildlife. Here’s a sample: Plate Limpet

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Clam Worm

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Dogwinkle Eggs

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Dogwinkles

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Hairy Chiton

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Hairy Shore Crabs

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Hermit Crab

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Ochre Sea Star

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Porcelain Crab

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Prickle Back

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Prickle Back

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Purple Shore Crabs

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Red Rock Crab

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Sea Cucumber

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SHORE CRABS

Lined Shore Crab

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Kelp Crab

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Purple Shore Crab

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Purple Shore Crab

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Red Rock Crab

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More Octopus Relationship Drama

Who says there’s no good news anymore? Kong Released Back into Puget Sound to Find Love

Dangerous Octopus Sex?

Well, female spiders have been getting away with this for years:

Seattle Aquarium Cancels Octopus Sex Show