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David Hall's Beneath Cold Seas, published by Greystone Books, is an exploration of the wonders of the underwater wilderness of the Pacific North West. David has been diving and photographing in the waters off British Colombia for 25 years and in his spectacular book he reveals the extraordinary variety of marine life of this region, with many endemic invertebrates, unique fish and charismatic marine mammals.
Split level of a Lion's mane (Cyanea capillata) jellyfish, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Split level of a Lion's mane (Cyanea capillata) jellyfish, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora), also seen: orange ascidians, bryozoans, coralline algae, plumose anemones and sun peeking through a kelp canopy on the surface. Wreck of the Themis, Croker Rock, Que...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora), also seen: orange ascidians, bryozoans, coralline algae, plumose anemones and sun peeking through a kelp canopy on the surface. Wreck of the Themis, Croker Rock, Que...
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.
Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. October.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) and Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) Hunt Rock, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. October.
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...
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.
Marine invertebrates including Crimson anemones (Cribrinopsis fernaldi), Painted anemones (Urticina crassicornis), Red soft coral (Gersemia rubriformis), Red sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscan...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Marine invertebrates including Crimson anemones (Cribrinopsis fernaldi), Painted anemones (Urticina crassicornis), Red soft coral (Gersemia rubriformis), Red sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus franciscan...
Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) clinging to the kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) split level shot. Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) clinging to the kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) split level shot. Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
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...
Mosshead warbonnets (Chirolophis nugator), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Mosshead warbonnets (Chirolophis nugator), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Orange sea pens (Ptilosarcus gurneyi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Orange sea pens (Ptilosarcus gurneyi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus) Bolivar Passage, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus) Bolivar Passage, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Goose neck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus), Nakwakto Rapids, Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. May. This variety with deep red color is only found in this location,  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Goose neck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus), Nakwakto Rapids, Slingsby Channel, British Columbia, Canada. May. This variety with deep red color is only found in this location,
Red Irish lord fish (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) with Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Red Irish lord fish (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) with Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) Seven-tree Island, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.
Red Irish lord sculpin (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) camouflaged amongst Plumose anemones (Metridium senile), red soft coral (Gersemia rubiformis), various sponges, bryozoans and calcareous tubeworms....  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Red Irish lord sculpin (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) camouflaged amongst Plumose anemones (Metridium senile), red soft coral (Gersemia rubiformis), various sponges, bryozoans and calcareous tubeworms....
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.
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.
Northern abalone (Haliotis kamschatkana), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September. Overharvesting in many areas has drastically reduced the population of this specie...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Northern abalone (Haliotis kamschatkana), Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September. Overharvesting in many areas has drastically reduced the population of this specie...
Painted greenling (Oxylebius pictus) Cramer Pass, Echo Bay, Gilford Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Painted greenling (Oxylebius pictus) Cramer Pass, Echo Bay, Gilford Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Orange zoanthids (Epizoanthus scotinus) Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, British Columbia, Canada. September,  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Orange zoanthids (Epizoanthus scotinus) Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, British Columbia, Canada. September,
Scalyhead sculpin (Artedius harringtoni) portrait, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Scalyhead sculpin (Artedius harringtoni) portrait, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September
Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) with Candy-striped shrimps (Lebbeus grandimanus) living symbiotically. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) with Candy-striped shrimps (Lebbeus grandimanus) living symbiotically. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
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.
White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...
Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Crimson anemone (Cribrinopsis fernaldi) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora) close up of mouth and oral disc, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora) close up of mouth and oral disc, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Rose anemone (Urticina piscivora) Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
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.
Coonstripe shrimp (Pandalus danae) in soft coral coral (Gersemia rubiformis) Browning Pass, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Coonstripe shrimp (Pandalus danae) in soft coral coral (Gersemia rubiformis) Browning Pass, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Proliferating anemones (Epiactis prolifera) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Proliferating anemones (Epiactis prolifera) Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.
Detail of the mouth of a Sea anemone (Urticina sp.). Tyler Rock, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Detail of the mouth of a Sea anemone (Urticina sp.). Tyler Rock, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. September.
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...
Red sea cucumbers (Cucumaria miniata) and plumose anemones (Metridium farcimen)North Wall, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Red sea cucumbers (Cucumaria miniata) and plumose anemones (Metridium farcimen)North Wall, Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Giant plumose anemones (Metridium farcimen) are among the tallest sea anemones in the world, with female Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus), North Wall, Browning Pass, British Columbia, Canada....  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Giant plumose anemones (Metridium farcimen) are among the tallest sea anemones in the world, with female Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus), North Wall, Browning Pass, British Columbia, Canada....
Festive triton nudibranch (Tritonia festiva) Gilford Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Festive triton nudibranch (Tritonia festiva) Gilford Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
Alabaster nudibranch (Dirona albolineata) on decaying kelp. Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Alabaster nudibranch (Dirona albolineata) on decaying kelp. Hussar Bay, Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Clown nudibranch (Triophe catalinae) Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Clown nudibranch (Triophe catalinae) Port Neville, Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada. March.
White-and-orange-tipped nudibranch (Janolus fuscus) on decaying kelp. Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Stait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / White-and-orange-tipped nudibranch (Janolus fuscus) on decaying kelp. Nigei Island, Queen Charlotte Stait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Aeolid nudibranch (Flabellina triophina) Maude Reef, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Aeolid nudibranch (Flabellina triophina) Maude Reef, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada. March.
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.
Giant dendronotid nudibranch (Dendronotus iris) Long Bay, Jedediah Island, British Columbia, Canada. February.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Giant dendronotid nudibranch (Dendronotus iris) Long Bay, Jedediah Island, British Columbia, Canada. February.
Red-gilled nudibranch (Flabellina verrucosa), Browining Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Red-gilled nudibranch (Flabellina verrucosa), Browining Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. May.
Opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) which preys upon stinging hydroids. It retains its prey's stinging cells (cnidocytes) which are transported to the colorful cerrata on nudibranch&#...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) which preys upon stinging hydroids. It retains its prey's stinging cells (cnidocytes) which are transported to the colorful cerrata on nudibranch&#...
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