Things of interest at Bamfield

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre - Whale Lab

My favourite place at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre was in the whale lab looking at the mammal skeletons but especially the live animals in the fish tanks. What was really neat was that I could get a smaller container and fill it with the ocean water from the big tank and after washing my hands and cooling them down in the tank water I could then carefully pick up the animals and put them in and carry them to my table for closer observation to draw. How cool is that! The big sea anemone that you see below was a permanent resident and could not be moved as it was attached to the side of the tank.

I will be posting lots more about my trip.