What do Blue Water Naturalist do on a rare weekend day off? We go exploring!  Today, we paddled Cannery Row in search of some of the longest species on earth…Blue Whales? Guess again……

No whales today but we did catch a glimpse of   earth’s longest species, the gelationous siphonophore, some species reaching 150 feet!   We also saw  and filmed an impressive  colonial salp, another gelationous species as well as the highly bioluminescent pyrosomes that floated in the water column with an eerie pink hue. Numerous ctenophores drifted by, light refracting  off their 8 rows of cilia and the incredible sea butterfly, a pelgaic sea snail. It was such an exciting day which included a vist by a most curious harbor seal.

Our next naturalist-led adventure is a low tide paddle among the baby sea otters and gelationous creatures of Elkhorn Slough on February 6th.  Join us   for an informative adventure at www.bluewaterventures.org or book a private tour with us. Adventures are for life!