Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta     (Blue encrusting sponge)    Description:  Possible disjunct distribution. Two records in Barkley Sound, one record in Queen Charlotte Islands, otherwise from California + 1 possible record southern Oregon.

Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta  
(Blue encrusting sponge)

Description: Possible disjunct distribution. Two records in Barkley Sound, one record in Queen Charlotte Islands, otherwise from California + 1 possible record southern Oregon.

  Chelonaplysilla polyraphis     (Purple slippery sponge)    Description:  Possible disjunct distribution. Caves on west coast Vancouver Island + subtidal in Queen Charlotte Islands. Otherwise from central California south

Chelonaplysilla polyraphis  
(Purple slippery sponge)

Description: Possible disjunct distribution. Caves on west coast Vancouver Island + subtidal in Queen Charlotte Islands. Otherwise from central California south

  Halichondria aff fibrosa   (Thick white felt sponge)    Description:  This species has been recorded once in Saanich Inlet.

Halichondria aff fibrosa
(Thick white felt sponge)

Description: This species has been recorded once in Saanich Inlet.

  (Sand sponge)    Description:  1 individual monitored at 1 site over 20 years.

(Sand sponge)

Description: 1 individual monitored at 1 site over 20 years.

  Grantia sp.   (Flattened sac sponge)    Description:  known only from one site.

Grantia sp.
(Flattened sac sponge)

Description: known only from one site.

  Hexactinellid sponges   (Six rayed deep sea sponges)    Description:  Unique site in Strait of Georgia at 16m where dense population on a fiber mat comparable to habitat in Antarctic.

Hexactinellid sponges
(Six rayed deep sea sponges)

Description: Unique site in Strait of Georgia at 16m where dense population on a fiber mat comparable to habitat in Antarctic.

  APHROCALLISTES VASTUS   (CLOUD SPONGE)    Description:  Another hexactinellid sponge at uniquely shallow [5 m] habitat in Seymour Narrows.

APHROCALLISTES VASTUS
(CLOUD SPONGE)

Description: Another hexactinellid sponge at uniquely shallow [5 m] habitat in Seymour Narrows.

  Heterochone calyx   (Vase sponge)    Description:  One of the dominant hexactinellid sponges in a sponge reef some 10 m high and 9000 years old.

Heterochone calyx
(Vase sponge)

Description: One of the dominant hexactinellid sponges in a sponge reef some 10 m high and 9000 years old.

  Glass sponge reef    Description:  10 m high and up to 9000 years old.

Glass sponge reef

Description: 10 m high and up to 9000 years old.