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…
For a brief synopsis of some of the activities that MLSS has been involved in over the last year, check out this article “Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of BC Report” in Lions Bay Community News by MLSS president Roy Mulder.
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…
Check out this recent article in Lions Bay Community News talking about glass sponges in Howe Sound!
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
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!
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…
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.
Some New Years resolutions from MLSS president Roy Mulder featured in the Lions Bay Community News
Check out Chris Harvey-Clark’s Big Skate post-mortem featured on the SeaLifeBase’s blog this week
Fishing for Change
Squamish Chief – November 4, 2011
by: Ben Lypka
Taking the Pledge
Northshore Outlook- June 29, 2011