Wildlife of the Week- Mystery Creatures Addition!

This Wildlife of the Week we are doing something a little different! We have so many creatures in the Salish Sea, and sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart! For those of you that have been following our series, you may recognize some of our “mystery creatures” below. We ask you this week to try out your luck with these creature clips, and to identify either the group or species that these animals belong to! Share your guesses in our comments below- answers are posted below. Hint: There may be repeats or creatures not featured in our series yet! 

© Alexa Desautels. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).
© Alexa Desautels. Lined chiton (Tonicella lineata).
© Alexa Desautels. Puget Sound King Crab (Lopholithodes mandtii).
© Alexa Desautels. Nudibranch (Order Nudibranchia).
© Alexa Desautels. A Pacific (Chinook) salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).
© Alexa Desautels. A green sea anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica).
© Alexa Desautels. Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini).
© Alexa Desautels. A sea star (Asterias sp.).
© Alexa Desautels. A blood star (Henricia leviuscula).
© Alexa Desautels. A sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens).
© Alexa Desautels. Scanning electron microscope image of a green sea urchin (Stronglyocentrotus droebachiensis) test (shell).
© Alexa Desautels. A moon jelly (Aurelia aurita).
© Alexa Desautels. A crystal jelly (Aequorea victoria).
© Alexa Desautels. Sea snails “whelks” (Family Buccinidae).
© Alexa Desautels. Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).

We hope you enjoyed our species challenge! Thank you for your attention. Don’t forget to comment your favourite species below!