Halloween Sponge and UBC Students

Halloween day, and into the dark forbidding ocean depths the MLSS drop camera descended.  It was searching for the sponge bioherms at Kelvin Grove triple seamount. Oceanographic biologist Lena Clayton and MLSS director Glen Dennison hosted the UBC environmental sciences (ENVR 400) student team on an expedition to study glass sponge. The students spent over…

Lost Reef Bioherm temperature update

The dive team of Scott Meixner, Julian Goss, Kim Ansell and Cam Jackson, recovered and reinstalled the Lost Reef bioherm temperature logger. The underwater visibility was approaching 45 feet and  ocean current were low making for good diving conditions. The maximum depths of the divers was about 110 feet, with above average nature lighting conditions…

Ryanna’s day on Howe Sound

Glen Dennison was recently joined by Ryanna Yang on a pair of dives to the Lost Reef and North Bowyer.  Ryanna was kind enough to share her experiences with us, check out her day!   A Day in Howe Sound ON AUGUST 27, 2015 BY RYANNA02 On our way to the Lost Reef dive site, we saw these…

Temperatures at Lions Bay sea mount

Saturday August 1st   Floating over the  Lions Bay sea mount, oceanographic biologist Lena Clayton and MLSS director Glen Dennison prepare to drop a temperature probe 415 feet down to the base of the Lions Bay sea-mount. The probe is rigged with an auto-release unit (AR unit) programmed to return the instrument package to the…

Defence Island Bioherm Dive – May 31, 2015

On May 31, 2015 Roy Mulder (MLSS president), Glen Dennison (MLSS director), Adam Taylor (UCBC president & MLSS director) and photographer Diane Reid dove on the Defence Island Bioherm to take photographs for the Vancouver Aquarium sponge research program. In support, were helmsman Alex Askew and divers Dave Park and Paul Sim. The crew was…