On March 23, 2013 Dr. Jeff Marliave, from the Vancouver aquarium, joined MLSS president Roy Mulder for a morning of drop camera work on sponge bioherms in Howe Sound. The pair observed glass sponges to depths of 350 feet and documented many different species of rockfish and deep sea marine life.
Also found at depth was a prawn trap in the midst of the glass sponge — definitely not good for these delicate sponges which serve as important habitat for many marine species. The morning was so productive that Dr. Marliave has vowed to return for another Howe Sound morning of discovery with MLSS. Check out the Vancouver Aquarium’s blog for more info and video on this work