Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wild Life Encounters

Hello folks!

Welcome to another blog post from your LHE Raymond at Pier's Park! Starting off week 3, we've found some interesting things about the wildlife we can encounter. While kayaking, some of the kids and I have noticed these small little worm like creatures! On closer inspection, these little worm like creatures resemble one of the little things I caught last year! My hypothesis, is that they some species of pipe fish. They stay around any sea vegetation or sometimes can be seen straggling near the surface of the water wiggling around, 2-3 inches in length.

Above is a picture of a baby pipe fish that resembles the one I found at Pier's Park

The next creature we'e came across at pier's park was this fish that look to be about 6 to 8 inches! From an aerial view it looked like either a silverfish, grey or white colored fish or an eel! While kayaking I tell the harbor explorers to stay still and observe the seabed underneath us. This is how we came across this mysterious whitish creature, small cunners, crabs, periwinkles and small shrimp/krill!

Just like last year, the moths and small caterpillars are out and about again! Throughout our park time, we'll see moths fluttering by along with mini caterpillars stringing themselves down from the trees!

Random side note, this week's bunch are just as goofy as last weeks! Below you'll see another lovely kid who just loves their sunscreen!
Thanks Wesley for the photo opportunity!

I can't wait to show you more of the Pier's Park wildlife,

Raymond Chai

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