Ground-truthing Glass Sponge Reefs from the CCGS Vector

On May 27, 2019 an early morning ride on BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale quickly found me on the Sunshine Coast heading for nearby Hopkins Landing. A Coast Guard zodiac with the Chief Research Scientist from DFO Habitat Ecology Program, Dr Anya Dunham, was at the dock waiting for several of us to…

Great day with Squamish Nation & Suzuki Foundation

On Saturday Nov 8, 2014 MLSS put on a Beach Interpretation Program (BIP) in Porteau Cove, in collaboration with Squamish Nation and the David Suzuki Foundation. The event was a huge success and gave members from the local community a chance to come out and see some of the incredible marine life in Howe Sound….

Warm Welcome by Orcas at Saturna!

On Saturday July 19, 2014 MLSS held our 2nd consecutive Beach Interpretation Program (BIP) at East Point beach on Saturna Island, in collaboration with Parks Canada and the SIMRES.  The event was a huge success and gave members from the local community a chance to come out and see some of the marine life at…

8th Annual Beach Interpretation at Bowen Island a blast!

On Saturday June 14, 2014 MLSS held our 8th annual Beach Interpretation Program (BIP) at the Mount Gardner public dock on Bowen Island.  It was a fun-filled day full of a fantastic diversity of marine life (including 3 octopus!) and about 150 enthusiastic attendees coming out to learn about the marine life at their local…

MLSS @ Vancouver Aquarium’s Diver’s weekend

Vancouver Aquarium’s 15th annual Divers’ Weekend Thanks to everyone who made it out on January 18&19 for a fun-filled weekend celebrating ocean life at the Vancouver Aquarium.  As usual, the MLSS booth was well-attended and our rockfish colouring station was a hit with the kids! There were some great presentations over the weekend showcasing some…

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.

MLSS @ Vancouver Aquarium’s Divers’ Weekend

Vancouver Aquarium’s 14th annual Divers’ Weekend Thanks to everyone who made it out on January 19&20 to a very successful Divers’ weekend.  The MLSS booth was very busy and our rockfish colouring activity was a resounding success.  There was lots of enthusiasm regarding MLSS initiatives moving forward this year, particularly with respect to upcoming beach…