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Underwater Photo Location: Race Rocks, Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC Canada

Underwater Photo Location: Race Rocks, Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC Canada

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This very special place, called XwaYeN (pronounced shwai'yen), was established as an ecological reserve in 1980. Race Rocks Ecological Reserve protects intertidal and subtidal communities that are extremely rich as a result of the strong tidal currents in the area.
Facts about Race Rocks, Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC Canada
  • It is in Canada
  • Race Rocks, Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC Canada is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
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Marine Life
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by Remi Chretien
This is one of six Stellar Sea Lions that followed us around and played with us while we were diving at Race Rock off the coast of Vancouver Island, BC Canada

by Pat Gunderson
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