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Highlights this month include a wealth of wonderful marine life from David Hall, Tony Wu and Magnus Lundgren, lots of unique Australian animals and plants, and some strong additions to our coverage on African and European wildlife.
Split level of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during migration; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during migration; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch its head against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch its head against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) near the Wreck of the Themis, Croker Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) near the Wreck of the Themis, Croker Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. September.
Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch itself against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) using a large,encrusted boulder as a tool to scratch itself against, Gowland Harbour, Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) playing underwater, Inian Island, Alaska, USA. August.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) playing underwater, Inian Island, Alaska, USA. August.
Pacific White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) underwater, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Pacific White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) underwater, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Split level of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during the salmon run; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during the salmon run; Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) migration, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) males fighting in river Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) males fighting in river Adams River, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Split level of Acorn barnacles (Balanus glandula) just below the surface, Seven Tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of Acorn barnacles (Balanus glandula) just below the surface, Seven Tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Fried Egg Jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) viewed from below; Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Fried Egg Jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) viewed from below; Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Moon jelly (Aurelia labiata) and Cross jellies (Mitrocoma cellularia) split level view in Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Moon jelly (Aurelia labiata) and Cross jellies (Mitrocoma cellularia) split level view in Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. October.
Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of a Lion's mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Feather-boa kelp (Egregia menziesii), Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata) viewed from below, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. February.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata) viewed from below, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. February.
Purple-ringed Topsnail (Calliostoma annulatum), Orange Social Tunicate (Metandrocarpa taylori) and Lattice-work Bryozoan (Phidolophora pacifica), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbi...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Purple-ringed Topsnail (Calliostoma annulatum), Orange Social Tunicate (Metandrocarpa taylori) and Lattice-work Bryozoan (Phidolophora pacifica), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbi...
Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) with Blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) stealing food from the jellyfish's tentacles. Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. Septe...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) with Blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) stealing food from the jellyfish's tentacles. Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. Septe...
Split level shot of kelp and other 'seaweeds' partly exposed at low tide, with coniferous forest in the background. Seen in this photograph are the following: Turkish washcloth (Mastocarpus pa...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level shot of kelp and other 'seaweeds' partly exposed at low tide, with coniferous forest in the background. Seen in this photograph are the following: Turkish washcloth (Mastocarpus pa...
Split-level of Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) standing on rocks with Sea lettuce (Ulva sp.) seen underwater, Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split-level of Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) standing on rocks with Sea lettuce (Ulva sp.) seen underwater, Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Early morning view, looking southeast from Gordon Channel. Gordon Channel, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Early morning view, looking southeast from Gordon Channel. Gordon Channel, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) clinging to Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) as they slowly open and close their oral hoods to catch plankton at night, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Briti...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) clinging to Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) as they slowly open and close their oral hoods to catch plankton at night, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, Briti...
Split level of Sunflower stars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) on rocks underwater, Minstrel Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of Sunflower stars (Pycnopodia helianthoides) on rocks underwater, Minstrel Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Schooling rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) with Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Different species of rockfish often swim together in mixed schools, as here. Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Col...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Schooling rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) with Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Different species of rockfish often swim together in mixed schools, as here. Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Col...
Thousands of Pacific Sandlance (Ammodytes hexapterus) swim overhead, as a few rockfish (Sebastes sp.) swim in the distance. Seven Tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia,...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Thousands of Pacific Sandlance (Ammodytes hexapterus) swim overhead, as a few rockfish (Sebastes sp.) swim in the distance. Seven Tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia,...
Bull kelp canopy (Nereocystis luetkeana) floating on the surface providing protective habitat for juvenile Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. S...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Bull kelp canopy (Nereocystis luetkeana) floating on the surface providing protective habitat for juvenile Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. S...
Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta) large adult male is clinging to strands of bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Northern kelp crab (Pugettia producta) large adult male is clinging to strands of bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. September.
Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Helmet crab (Telmessus cheiragonus) and Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina), Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Helmet crab (Telmessus cheiragonus) and Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina), Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. October.
Purple and Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) preying on Pacific blue mussels (Mytilus trossulus). Also seen are Green Surf Anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica), Short Plumose Anemones (Metridium s...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Purple and Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) preying on Pacific blue mussels (Mytilus trossulus). Also seen are Green Surf Anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica), Short Plumose Anemones (Metridium s...
Proliferating anemones (Epiactis prolifera) and Kelp lace bryozoans (Membranipora serrilamella) on Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. S...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Proliferating anemones (Epiactis prolifera) and Kelp lace bryozoans (Membranipora serrilamella) on Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. S...
Opalescent nudibranchs (Hermissenda crassicornis) and Mushroom compound ascidians (Distaplia occidentalis). Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Opalescent nudibranchs (Hermissenda crassicornis) and Mushroom compound ascidians (Distaplia occidentalis). Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) with oral hood for catching planktonic prey. In the Pacific Northwest they are often found clinging to bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Nigei Island, Queen Charlo...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) with oral hood for catching planktonic prey. In the Pacific Northwest they are often found clinging to bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana). Nigei Island, Queen Charlo...
Northern basket star (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis) Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. May.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Northern basket star (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis) Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. May.
Sea fleas (Chromopleustes oculatus) on dorsal surface of a Giant sunflower seastar, Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Sea fleas (Chromopleustes oculatus) on dorsal surface of a Giant sunflower seastar, Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Candy stripe shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus), a commensal species that associates with crimson sea anemones. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Candy stripe shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus), a commensal species that associates with crimson sea anemones. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Wolf eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) Croker Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Wolf eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus) Croker Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada.
Black-and-white sea flea (Chromopleustes oculatus) on a Sunflower star (Pycnopodia helianthoides), Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Black-and-white sea flea (Chromopleustes oculatus) on a Sunflower star (Pycnopodia helianthoides), Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) preys upon stinging hydroids. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) preys upon stinging hydroids. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Maroon hermit crabs (Pagurus hemphilli) in shells of Blue Topsnail (Calliostoma ligatum) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Maroon hermit crabs (Pagurus hemphilli) in shells of Blue Topsnail (Calliostoma ligatum) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Crescent gunnel (Pholis laeta) Shoal Bay, Discovery Passage, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Crescent gunnel (Pholis laeta) Shoal Bay, Discovery Passage, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata) viewed from below; Agamemnon Channel, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata) viewed from below; Agamemnon Channel, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. March.
A Giant rock scallop (Crassadoma gigantea) encrusted with and surrounded by several other invertebrates, including White anemones (Metridium sp.), White mushroom ascidians (Distaplia sp.), Red soft co...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / A Giant rock scallop (Crassadoma gigantea) encrusted with and surrounded by several other invertebrates, including White anemones (Metridium sp.), White mushroom ascidians (Distaplia sp.), Red soft co...
Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes Polymerus) amongst kelp, Nakwakto Rapids, Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes Polymerus) amongst kelp, Nakwakto Rapids, Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) showing arms and suckers, Vernon Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) showing arms and suckers, Vernon Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Korean seahorses (Hippocampus haema), male on left with two egg-laden females competing to deposit eggs in his brood pouch. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Korean seahorses (Hippocampus haema), male on left with two egg-laden females competing to deposit eggs in his brood pouch. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Korean seahorses (Hippocampus haema) engaged in spawning. The lighter-coloured female on the left is depositing eggs into the brooding pouch of the male (right). Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Korean seahorses (Hippocampus haema) engaged in spawning. The lighter-coloured female on the left is depositing eggs into the brooding pouch of the male (right). Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Male Korean seahorse (Hippocampus haema) giving birth. Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
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