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Pacific Maritime Ecozone

Wildlife

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          There is a wide variety of wildlife in the Pacific Maritime ecozone because this ecozone is very diverse as it has forested land, fiords, and the ocean that can create great habitats for any species of wildlife.

 

          Land mammals are very common in the forested area. Typical animals you might see here include:

        Black-tailed Dear

        Cougar or Mountain Lion

        Black and Grizzly Bears

 

Other land animals are birds. There are many species of birds in this ecozone and each species is incredibly unique. The types of birds you will most frequently see are:

        Tufted Puffin

        Bald Eagle

        Blue grouse

 

 

The last kind of land mammals you may find are subspecies that have evolved in this region. These unique animals include:

        The Vancouver island Marmot (only found in alpine meadows on Vancouver island)

        The “Blond” or “Kermodei” bear (found on a few North coastal islands)

        Roosevelt elk

 

Many other organisms and wildlife don’t find a habitat on land, but rather in the Marine ecosystems. The most common marine mammals present are:

        Harbor seal

        Northern Sea lion

        Grey Whale

        Blue Whale

        Pilot Whale

        Killer Whale

 

There are also tremendous amounts of different fish in this ecozone. Some live in the Oceans salt water, and others live in fresh water. Prime examples of the fish here include:

        Salmon

        Pacific Halibut

        Cutthroat trout

        Steelhead

 

Some species of birds also make the water their home. These migrating shorebirds and waterfowl include:

        Trumpeter swan

        Sandhill Crane

 

 

As you can see there are several different species of wildlife within this ecozone, and the unique animals here only add to the greatness of the Pacific Maritime ecozone.

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Above is a Tuffted Puffin. It is very unique looking and can be seen commonly around The Pacific Maritime.

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The Killer Whale is one of many different marine mammals of this ecozone

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Above is a harbor seal. It may look lazy and slow now, but when it gets in the water, it really has some speed!

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The black bear can be seen throughout the Pacific Maritime forests.

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A typical species found in these parts is the Bald Eagle.

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