Welcome back Neil McDaniel to the Marine Encyclopedia blog! Neil has been photographing marine life since 1969, and has a degree in marine zoology from UBC. He is the author of A Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Pacific Northwest and Super Suckers: The Giant Pacific Octopus and Other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast.
Check back for Neil's news and insights on the local sea star population, and visit Neil's website for a plethora of information and photos:... Read this post
From time to time, we are going to feature colleagues and scientists who continue to assist us with our quest to make Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest a helpful resource. Our initial salute to Neil McDaniel is timely as he has shared an excellent note on an inconspicuous but fascinating little sponge of which virtually nothing is known. This post typifies Neil's curiosity and excellent observational skills as well his dogged determination to find out what species is involved.
Neil has been... Read this post
"A picture's worth..." Further to my previous post about the unusual TENDRIL SPONGE, here are a couple of pictures. These were taken in Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia, about 80 feet deep. Keep in mind that these are tiny creatures... the basal, attached part of the sponge is only about 6 mm in diameter.... Read this post