The mural "Kelp Patrol" brings the underwater Pacific wildlife of British Columbia to an LRT bike trail in Edmonton.
An aggregating jellyfish swims by in the mural foreground.
A scallop is painted feeding from the underside of a rock.
These gooseneck barnacles were some of the most amazing creatures I've ever painted! While they look like beautiful science fiction was added to the mural, these animals are real, and are even a sustainable fishery on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The giant pacific octopus is arguably the most intelligent invertebrate, having learned to open jars, mimic other octopuses, and solve mazes in lab tests. This octopus is painted heading out of the mural.
A decorated warbonnet hides in a home that used to be a tin can. Ocean wildlife in British Columbia can often be subtle, and merits looking for. This mural has lots of wildlife that are painted in a manner promoting a second or fifth look from viewers.
A pair of wolf eels find their home in the mural nestled in the rocks. Wolf eels can actually be quite gentle, although they have one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom. The last time I saw one while scuba diving I learned how to lure him out with a sea urchin!
A quillback rockfish inspects his part of the mural, swimming past a chiton, a brittle star and other underwater ocean life in the rocks