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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:23 am

Last week I had the privilege to spend some time with one of BC's most iconic species. Year after year the salmon return to the streams of BC to spawn. At Goldstream Provincial Park, near Victoria, you can get a close view of the salmon as they complete their epic life cycle. As I walked along the path, salmon carcasses were scattered across the forest floor , this is great for the ecosystem, as the salmon carcass decomposes the nutrients are used by the trees and other vegetation to grow, leading to the lush rainforest we see around us, it is said that in these forests, the trees are made of salmon.

http://www.talkofthewild.net/salmon-in-the-estuary/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:46 am

A few weeks ago, after bird banding, I got the opportunity to take a boat trip out into the Salish Sea, looking for some of the incredible wildlife that lives there.

It did not take long for us to find something cool, almost straight away after leaving the harbour we encountered two humpback whales! But this was the tip of the iceburg as eventually we saw the beautiful humpback whale lunge feeding!!

http://www.talkofthewild.net/swallowed-by-a-whale-well-almost/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:50 am

Today I saw some fantastic news from a good friend Marie, who runs Orca Guardians, an independent conservation non-profit dedicated to the protection of orcas in Iceland.

For the first time this winter season, they spotted Vendetta/Mousa (SN069) and her core group back along the Icelandic shoreline! These individuals travel between Iceland and Scotland. The orcas spend time off the coast of Iceland between November and March, returning to the Scottish coast (including Shetland and Orkney) numerous times starting in May and throughout the summer.

http://www.talkofthewild.net/scottish-orcas-return-to-iceland/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:22 am

http://www.talkofthewild.net/sanderlings-in-and-out-the-sea/

I was out on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island recently, and spotted one of the most charismatic species found on the coast!
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:47 am

No beast from the east here on Vancouver Island, instead we have some Spring and warm (ish) weather! It was a great day for an adventure, so we went to the end of the road and found some incredible marine life!!

http://www.talkofthewild.net/the-lone-wolf-of-the-sea/
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