Lost Reef West Data Recovery – Mar 2,2015

Lost Reef West Temperature Data Recovery

A rare sighting of an Octopus on the Lost Reef sponge bioherm
A rare sighting of an Octopus on the Lost Reef sponge bioherm


March 2, 2015

The dive team of Dave Park, Diane Reid, Jessica Schultz and Glen Dennison, with Alex Askew on the helm, recovered and replanted the temperature logger on the west side of the Lost Reef bioherm. Diver Dave Park ascended with the instrument for a successful data download (see graph).

Lost Reef Bioherm W Temp Graph July 30 2014 March1 2015

This project is ongoing at 5 different sites in Howe Sound.  The process of data recovery will continue over the next 5 years to collect continuous time series of temperature data. Future data analysis will examine relationships between bottom temperature and other physical data (e.g. surface temperature, flow rates, sponge growth rates, and live sponge coverage) in collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium and academic partnerships.


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