Impressive Cloud Sponge Reef discovered in Howe Sound!

Recently MLSS directors Glen Dennison and Beau Doherty identified a new glass sponge reef in Howe Sound, using a drop-camera. This sponge reef is one of several reefs that have been identified by Glen Dennison and MLSS in the Howe Sound area. Visit our sponge research page to learn more! Check out this article “Bowyer…

“The Poacher” – Lions Bay Community News – Dec. 2013

Poaching can be a serious challenge for marine conservation. MLSS has witnessed many incidents of poaching in Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) in Howe Sound over the years. Howe Sound is closed all year to any fishing for lingcod or rockfish (including catch and release) in Howe Sound, if you witness an infraction report it to…

MLSS featured in Bowen Island Undercurrent

In early November of 2013, members of MLSS dove on a suspected sponge reef and confirmed the presence of sponges in Dorman Bay. A summary of the dive was featured in a Bowen Island Undercurrent article titled: Divers explore rare reef in Dorman Bay

MLSS receives award in Community Service!

The Marine Life Sanctuaries Society is extremely proud to be the recipient of this year’s Frank Sanford Award from the Vancouver Natural History Society for extraordinary achievement in community service. We look forward to another year of hard work and engaging local communities in the protection of marine life in British Columbia!

MLSS featured in Coast Reporter

On May 3rd, 2013 MLSS director Nigel Cornwall gave a presentation on the MLSS Voluntary no-take strategy to the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society.  The presentation focused on MLSS programs (Voluntary No-take Initiative and the Beach Interpretation Program ) and the importance of marine protected areas along our coast and was well attended by over…

MLSS Historic Dive on Lions Bay Seamount!

On Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 a historic dive exploration was undertaken and completed onto the top of the Lions Bay sea-mount 218 ft down. An endeavor never before known or attempted, the dive team documented large glass sponges, forming a bioherm on the top of the pinnacle.