35/150: A Purple Sea Urchin for Purple Day!

animalia: Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Echinoida: Strongylocentrotidae: Strongylocentrotus: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Stimpson, 1857)

Today is Purple Day, a day of support for people with epilepsy. We thought we’d share a very purple creature, the Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus). Continue reading “35/150: A Purple Sea Urchin for Purple Day!”

Seastars and Urchins and Crabs, Oh My!

Today we went to service two of our sites in the morning, the one stationed by Roe Lake, our marshland site within Pender Island, and Roesland Coast, our grassy, forest and ocean rimmed site. Once we had collected and strained all of the insects from the different pans, pitfalls and intercepts, we then decided that today the weather and timing of the tides was perfect to do some marine aquatic collecting Continue reading “Seastars and Urchins and Crabs, Oh My!”