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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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