First Exploration of Anvil Island bioherm

April 30th 2016 The first ever diver exploration on the Anvil Island giant sponge bioherm was completed.  Divers Hamish Tweed and Chris Straub dropped an amazing 255 feet onto the top of the sponge reef and recorded about 10 minutes of video at the site. The day was sunny and calm at the site with a…

Mother’s Day Bio Blitz in Stanley Park

  If you are around the Vancouver area, we invite you to come explore the wild side of Vancouver on May 8th, and join us for a Community Bioblitz at Stanley Park! The goal of a BioBlitz is to find and identify as many different organisms as possible. Join experienced naturalists to learn about our…

Halkett Bioherm Temperature update

Sunday April 3 2016, we completed a successful dive on the Halkett bioherm and recovered the temperature logger. Dive conditions were a bit tough with strong currents and poor vis to 80ft. Here is what the temperatures were doing down in the Halkett bioherm from last July 12 2015 – April 3 2016 Looks like…

Nature Wild Magazine and Cloud Sponges

MLSS offered a Beach Interpretation Program at Porteau Cove BC for the Eastern Fraser Valley Young Naturalists Club, one of about 60 clubs throughout BC. The umbrella society for these clubs NatureKids of BC (previously The YNC, Young Naturalists’ Club of BC) puts out an awesome magazine called NatureWILD. The issue this month features a great article…