Message from the VP Marine Science
It seems like only a short time ago that the Vancouver Aquarium made front page news for documenting the diverse sea life in Howe Sound. This was at a time when the Save Howe Sound Society felt that marine life in Howe Sound faced eradication. Since then, the Woodfibre Mill and several chemical plants in Squamish closed, and a chelating plant was installed to eliminate heavy metal pollution from streams in the Britannia Mine area. Today, the apparent recovery of herring, bull kelp and a new colonization of white-sided dolphins has created hope for the scientific community and the public about a second resurgence of marine life in Howe Sound.