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Come join us to learn all about bees and BC's unique glass sponge reefs !
The Buzz on Bees
Dr Lora Morandin (research director and program manager, Pollinator Partnership Canada)
Lora will discuss why bees and other pollinators are important, some of the common misconceptions, and how you can help.
The Ecology of Canada’s Glass Sponge Reefs
Dr Stephanie Archer (NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow - Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Glass sponge reefs are a remarkable ecosystem found throughout the deep inshore waters of British Columbia. A truly Canadian ecosystem, these reefs occur from the Strait of Georgia up to the Portland Canal and nowhere else in the world. These sponges provide habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates, including rockfish and prawns. Unfortunately, the sponges’ delicate glass skeletons are easily broken by a wide variety of human activities that contact the seafloor.