Moon Jellyfish

My Instagram takeover for Destination BC #exploreBC

Last week I had the pleasure of taking over the @hellobc Instagram account to share the sea side of the Sea to Sky Corridor. You can check-out a recap of the takeover below.

Post from: blog.hellobc.com


 

This week, we’re featuring Sea to Sky based freelance creative @nikkeydawn. She’s sharing some of her favourite scenes from the waters around BC’s Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

 

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“@nikkeydawn here, get your mask and snorkel ready- I’m showing you the waters around Sea to Sky Corridor this week!”

 

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“BC’s waters are abundant with different kinds of kelp and seaweed, some of which are edible and (if foraged responsibly) can be a delicious addition to your campfire dinner!”

 

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“The BC coastline has a staggering amount of islands, about 40,000 to be exact. This is just one of the many small ones that make for fun in-water and on-land exploring.”

 

“The geological nature of Howe Sound (BC’s southernmost fjord) means we have a lot of wall dive sites to choose from. Ochre starfish are a common site along the drop offs, with their bright hues of purple and orange marking the descent.”

“The geological nature of Howe Sound (BC’s southernmost fjord) means we have a lot of wall dive sites to choose from. Ochre starfish are a common site along the drop offs, with their bright purple and orange hues marking the descent.”

 

“Kelp forests grow from spring to fall and are teeming with life most of the year, going through a dying off period in the winter gives them a ghostly appearance.”

“Kelp forests grow from spring to fall and are teeming with life most of the year, going through a dying off period in the winter gives them a ghostly appearance.”

 

“The harmless moon jellyfish is a common site in our waters, especially in the summer. Swimming through a bloom of them at night with the bioluminescence glowing can feel like a scene right out of Life of Pi!”

“The harmless moon jellyfish is a common site in our waters, especially in the summer. Swimming through a bloom of them at night with the bioluminescence glowing is an experience you won’t forget.”

 

“The colour of the water in Howe Sound changes due to different factors – periods of glacial melt turn the ocean a tropical teal, while an algae bloom will cast it a deep green (hence the nickname The Emerald Sea). No matter the colour though, the ocean is always worth exploring! Time to stick some fins on and check it out for yourself, thanks for following along this week!”

“The colour of the water in Howe Sound changes due to different factors – periods of glacial melt turn the ocean a tropical teal, while an algae bloom will cast it a deep green. No matter the colour, the ocean is always worth exploring! Time to stick some fins on and check it out for yourself, thanks for following along this week!”

Follow @hellobc to get inspired for your next BC adventure.


Nikkey Dawn


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