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Kayaking Tours in Victoria - Victoria's BEST Wildlife Viewing Location by Kayak!
Kayaking Tours in Victoria - Victoria's BEST Wildlife Viewing Location by Kayak!

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Victoria Waterfront Tours has wona 2018 Certificate of Excellence from Trip advisor! https://bit.ly/2G4Di2S
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The Mantis Shrimp holds an impressive list of superlatives in the natural world. These marine crustaceans (neither mantis nor shrimp but actually more closely related to crabs and lobsters) pack one of the most wicked punches in the animal kingdom. They can attack prey with a jab at the same speed as a .22 caliber bullet!

But the Mantis Shrimp's most famous attribute has to be its extraordinary vision. Humans can see what we see because we have 3 photoreceptors (light-detecting cells) in our eyes, red, green, and blue. To put things in perspective, dogs have 2 photoreceptors (green and blue) and birds have 4 photoreceptors (UV, red, green, and blue). Mantis Shrimps can have up to 16, yes 16 photoreceptors in their eyes, allowing them to perceive the world in an unimaginable way. Scientists are still trying to understand why the Mantis Shrimp has such a complex visual system, and what exactly they use this specialized vision for.

Learn more about the incredible marine life in our world's oceans by visiting us at: www.theterramarproject.org

Photo: Silke Baron/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

#marinelife #marinespecies #mantisshrimp #shrimp #oceanlife #savethesea #seahope #seachange #seafuture #VitaminSea #waterislife
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Need a ride from downtown Victoria to our shop? Book your kayaking tour and your pick up at the same time....Easy!! Call 250-858-9090 https://www.victoriawaterfronttours.com
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Sea Anemones are named after the equally flashy terrestrial anemone flower. A close relative of coral and jellyfish, anemones are stinging polyps that spend most of their time attached to rocks on the sea bottom or on coral reefs waiting for fish to pass close enough to get ensnared in their venom-filled tentacles.

There are more than 1,000 sea anemone species found throughout the world’s oceans at various depths, although the largest and most varied occur in coastal tropical waters. They run the full spectrum of colors and can be as small as half an inch or as large as 6 feet across.

Some anemones, like their coral cousins, establish symbiotic relationships with green algae. In exchange for providing the algae safe harbor and exposure to sunlight, the anemone receives oxygen and sugar, the bi-products of the algae's photosynthesis.

They form another, more famous symbiotic alliance with clownfish, which are protected by a mucus layer that makes them immune to the anemone's sting. Clownfish live within the anemone’s tentacles, getting protection from predators, and the anemone snacks on the scraps from the clownfish’s meals.

Learn more about the incredible marine life in our world's oceans by visiting us at: www.theterramarproject.org

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#SeaAnemone #OceanLife #SeaHope #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #Conservation #Marinebio #sustainability #CleanSeas
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Visit our Guest Book to read what our #kayaking guests say about #paddling with us.https://bit.ly/2jbyKOY
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GReat Mothers Day Gift idea! Purchase a gift certificate for a kayaking tour, kayak rental orkayak lesson in Victoria BC https://bit.ly/2r3zEBB
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Victoria's new Johnson Street bridge is a sleek design that dresses up the inner harbour. Love it!!
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