Jacques Sirois

The elongated Pacific sand lance can reach 20 centimetres and often form in large schools or hide in the sand for protection from predators.

JACQUES SIROIS: Memorable feeding frenzy in Mayor Channel

Waters off Oak Bay produce many amazing sights and sounds

The elongated Pacific sand lance can reach 20 centimetres and often form in large schools or hide in the sand for protection from predators.
A handsome group of drakes of the harlequin duck family floats on the ocean.

Classy harlequins embody finesse, vulnerability

I love harlequin ducks. The drakes are possibly the most handsome birds…

A handsome group of drakes of the harlequin duck family floats on the ocean.
A pair of northern right whale dolphins frolic off the coast of Washington in 2005. The lack of dorsal fin makes this species easier to identify.

GOING WILD IN OAK BAY: Salish Sea provides one surprise after another

Sightings of whales and dolphins are possible year-round along Oak Bay’s oceanfront.As…

A pair of northern right whale dolphins frolic off the coast of Washington in 2005. The lack of dorsal fin makes this species easier to identify.