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Consider yourself lucky if you see one of these impressive fish on your dive. Often only their frilly head peeks out of a crevice. But this one-minute Hakai Wild video shows you all angles of this elusive fish.
If you look close enough, you can just see them squeezing their way in between grains of sand and scooting along on seaweed—tiny flatworms. When scientists looked closer at these tiny creatures, they found that one species was actually four.
Life clings to the rocks as cold, strong currents rip through Surge Narrows. But for a brief moment every day, the current slows down—the perfect time to dive in and check out this diverse underwater world of electric yellow sponges, lurking lingcod, and vibrant red soft corals.
A new study from across British Columbia shows that fish diversity in seagrass meadows is lower where there is more human disturbance.
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