2021-10-02 Diving Shingle Bay (Panda Access) - Pender Island, BC.

A great dive spot on Pender Island access from Harpoon Rd.
Distance from car to water is 100 steps down a sloping trail to stairs down to the beach. Heading left along the cliff there are a series of reefs after swimming approx. 100 meters. Reefs usually end at a depth around 80ft.
These was my first sighting of Buffalo Sculpin and Giant Nudibranch (free swimming) at this site.
  • Burrowing Brittle Star (Amphiodia periercta). Most of the star is burried with on arms protruding.

    • Burrowing Brittle Star (Amphiodia periercta). Most of the star is burried with on arms protruding.
  • Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)

    • Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)
  • Rough Patch Shrimp (Pandalus stenolepis)

    • Rough Patch Shrimp (Pandalus stenolepis)
  • Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata) with Orange Social Tunicates

    • Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata) with Orange Social Tunicates
  • Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)

    • Red Rock Crab (Cancer productus)
  • Red Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus)

    • Red Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus)
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)

    • Heath's Dorid (Geitodoris heathi)
  • Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)

    • Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)
  • Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)

    • Copper Rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)
  • Red Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus)

    • Red Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus)
  • Blood Star (Hendricia leviuscula leviuscula) with Coonstripe Shrimp

    • Blood Star (Hendricia leviuscula leviuscula) with Coonstripe Shrimp
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)

    • Buffalo Sculptin (Enophrys bison)
  • Yellow-Edged Cadlina sp.

    • Yellow-Edged Cadlina sp.
  • Rough Patch Shrimp  (Pandalus stenolepis) on unknown Chiton

    • Rough Patch Shrimp (Pandalus stenolepis) on unknown Chiton
  • 2021-10-09 Diving - Panda Access (33 of 42)

    • 2021-10-09 Diving - Panda Access (33 of 42)
  • Red Sea Urchin

    • Red Sea Urchin
  • Sculpin sp

    • Sculpin sp
  • Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)

    • Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris)
  • Gumboot Chiton

    • Gumboot Chiton
  • Lined Chiton (Tonicella lineata) with Gray Brittle Star (Ophiura lutkeni)

    • Lined Chiton (Tonicella lineata) with Gray Brittle Star (Ophiura lutkeni)

 

Site Donations

Google Advert

Analytics Test

Gallery Stats

  • Version: 3.0+
  • Albums: 43
  • Photos: 1203
  • Hits: 1581966

Latest Updates

Maps

Random image