KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic

Kirsten Carlson


Subtidal Passage

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Artist Comments:
These are familiar friends, anytime I go diving on the West coast. I sometimes glimpse Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) cruising past my bubbles, but most often I see them napping just above the waves on nearshore rocks. And, although Painted Greenlings (Oxylebius pictus) blend in unbelievably well with their surroundings, I can spy them when they dash from spot to spot amongst the swaying red algae (Rhodymenia spp).  The Fish Eating Anemones (Urticina piscivora) appear like ghostly white flowers in the underwater landscape. They have an interrelationship with Painted Greenlings just like some anemones in tropical seas have with clownfish.  I am grateful for each dive-adventure I take, because each time I see something new and wonderful in the underwater realm of the sea.