Low Tide Exploration

Clover Point features a unique rocky beach plentiful in interesting species best seen during a low tide. On July 24, we visited the area to learn about the intertidal zone. We examined and photographed creatures such as urchins, clingfish, and chitons,

We were even lucky enough to witness whales passing by in the Salish Sea.

Learning about intertidal marine biodiversity with UVic Living Lab and Songhees youth on traditional Lekwungen territory
Sometimes, intertidal biodiversity and smartphones can go (literally) hand-in-hand. Here we see one of our Living Lab coordinators and a Songhees Academic Youth Leadership (SAYL) student snapping pictures of tide pool marine life at Clover Point
Marine biodiversity and ecocultural learning with Songhees youth on traditional Lekwungen territory
John Taylor, one of our Living Lab coordinators, points out some of the interesting inhabitants of the Salish Sea’s shoreline.
Marine biodiversity (chiton) and ecocultural learning with Songhees youth on traditional Lekwungen territory Clover point
Clover point is home to a wide variety of marine biodiversity. The animal in this photo is the yellow-orange underside of a chiton – a mollusc that uses a powerful ‘foot’ and hard shell to protect itself and thrive in the intertidal zone
Marine biodiversity, water quality and ecocultural learning with Songhees youth at Clover Point, a traditional Lekwungen territory
On the algae-covered intertidal zone of Clover Point, we had a chance to explore some of the diverse biology that makes the Salish Sea so unique

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