Monday, June 23, 2008

Bragging about animals I saw at work

This is simply a list of cool things I saw at work on the boats in the last week and a half or so.

Obviously, this is a mother brown bear with two cubs; they were eating crabs and other intertidal goodies:

And a mink looking for salmon fry at Medvejie:

This is an immature bald eagle:

Here is the back and blowholes of a gray whale:

The back of a humpback whale:

A fantastic bear!

I know; I said I'd post something about interesting plants, but it was easier and quicker to just put this together.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Time flies when you're having fun!

I thought it had only been five days since the last entry, yet I am late again! I have been really enjoying myself, though, and days are flying by much too fast for me to keep track. I finally went up a little mountain called Sugarloaf, which is about 45 minutes away by kayak, and took a picture of a few common plant species, such as this beautiful bull pine (or shore pine) Pinus contorta var. contorta:

I also photographed this dwarf dogwood Cornus canadensis:

And this mountain hemlock Tsuga mertensiana, which is one of my favorite trees:

Here is another bear photo from work:

And a seventeen-pound king salmon caught near Long Island:

I also ran the Medvejie half-marathon, and won it in 1:23'07''. It was a good run, very scenic, mostly on dirt road, and it even got exciting when the safety guy on his bicycle had to chase a brown bear off the course.