Also known as hair jelly this jellyfish is the largest known species of jellyfish. It prefers colder water and is seldom found south of 42N latitude. Scientific name: Cyanea capillata.. Photo courtesy of San Juan Excursions.
Pets are welcome in the San Juans... leashes are required in the local parks and around the towns and villages. Photo courtesy of Crystal Seas Kayaking Tours.
Max altitude 10,000 feet, 7,000 feathers, live 30 years, sea and fish eagle group, strong swimmers, monogamous, wingspan up to 90 inches, top of food chain, females larger. Photo courtesy of Crystal Seas Kayaking Tours.
Opposite of San Juan Vineyards on Roche Harbor Road is Mona. She is a one-humped camel (C. dromedarius) and was raised on Whidbey Island before finding her new home on San Juan Island. Photo courtesy of Crystal Seas Kayaking Tours.
Chances are good you will see a red fox if you visit the west side of San Juan Island. Number of red fox are up... number of wild rabbits are down. Please don't feed these wild animals. Photo courtesy of Crystal Seas Kayaking Tours.
Spieden Island was used as a big game hunting destination during the 1970's. It was populated with exotic animals such as these European fallow deer. If you go on a wildlife and whale watching cruise you will likely cruise by Spieden Islands unique southern shore. Photo courtesy of San Juan Excursions.
Among pinnipeds, Stellar Sea Lions are inferior in size only to the walrus and the two elephant seals. These fin-footed Carnivoras have been declining in numbers in the Northern Pacific. Members of the seal family these creatures are opportunistic hunters and are only below the white shark and orca whales on the food chain. Photo courtesy of San Juan Excursions.