Why do salmon need healthy estuaries for their survival? This question will be the central at the upcoming talk of the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society science speaker series on Wednesday, Dec 7 at 7pm at the Maritime Heritage Centre’s Rotary Hall.
Looking from through the eye of young salmon guest speaker Dr. Colin Levings will reveal fascinating details and facts of the salmon life cycle, and compare our estuaries to many others around the world.
Dr. Levings worked for 5 years on the restoration of the Campbell River estuary during the 1980’s before embarking on studies of salmonid ecology in estuaries around the world. He is a scientist emeritus with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and adjunct faculty member at the UBC.
The event will also mark the book launch of Dr. Levings’ new book on this important topic. Coho Books will have copies for sale, which Dr. Levings will be happy to sign on site.
The society’s science speaker series will continue with another salmon story will be continued February 2nd, with world-renown salmon ecologist Prof. Dr. John Reynolds from Simon Fraser University. Prof. Reynolds’ ground-breaking research has lead to a detailed understanding of how much our coastal forests and waters are driven by the salmon cycle.
Prior to the talk, there will be a free tour to the society’s new Explorer Lab at the Maritime Heritage Centre, their new education facility that offers courses and workshops on marine and coastal topics to schools, families and interested groups. Looking for a great present or wanting to support Discovery Passage SeaLife Society? Well, 2017 annual aquarium passes and society memberships will be for sale!