Artist’s View: The Little Brown Barnacle

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. Little and brown... exciting, don’t you think? Well, I think so, but then I’ve been known to just pick up something messy and examine it for days. When I…

Artist’s View: Sea Gooseberry

From the March 2021 issue of 48° North. Imagine, if you will, it’s a spring evening and you glance over the rail. A small round and luminous clear orb of jelly the size of a marble seems to swim by your boat. It’s underwater…

Artist’s View: Giant Green Anemone

Here's a digital-only installment of Larry Eifert's column, Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea. This one is about one of the largest local anemones. There are many anemones in the Salish Sea, but this one is one of the…

Artist’s View for October – Stubby Rose Anemone

A Flower of the Salish Sea Anemones are predatory sea animals named after land-based flowering plants of the buttercup family. They really do look like flowers! Some can move around, most remain anchored in one place,…

Artist’s View for July: Tracks in the Sand

If you can identify the tracks, you know know which furry friends visited the beach recently. Land your boat or dinghy on a sandy beach and you’ll probably soon see animal tracks in the sand. The most common are dog, bobcat,…

Sooty Shearwater: Artist’s View for May

Sooty Shearwaters Are Among The World's Greatest Travelers Perhaps you’re dreaming about voyaging to Barkley Sound or down-the-outside sometime soon. Whether it’s this year or next, when you’re out there, keep a sharp watch…

Artist’s View: Brandt’s Cormorant

Artist's View: Secrets of the Salish Sea Brandt's Cormorant Brandt’s cormorants are common throughout the Salish Sea in the winter. During the summer months, they’re focused on nesting and raising a family in coastal waters.…