Sub-tidal Marine Organisms
Course Materials: handout
Dr. Jeff Marliave has been studying the marine life in Howe Sound for over a third of a century. He has monitored prawn nurseries and glass sponge growth as indicators of environmental quality as well as conducted surveys to assist in the establishment of Rockfish Conservation Areas in Howe Sound. Dr. Marliave has produced over 85 scientific and technical publications.
Jessica Schultz is the Research Coordinator for the Howe Sound Research Program at the Vancouver Aquarium. Jessica completed an Honours Degree in Marine Biology at the University of British Columbia in 2012. Jessica has worked on a variety of scientific diving projects, including monitoring glass sponge reefs, fish and invertebrate population monitoring, kelp forest ecology, and sedimentation on coral reefs. Jessica’s research experience has also included investigating the impacts of climate change on intertidal organisms, and analyzing Canadian fish conservation and management policy.
Donna Gibbs is a Research Diver/Taxonomist for the Howe Sound Research Program at the Vancouver Aquarium. Donna has been working at the Vancouver Aquarium since 1992 as an educator and aquarist. Her expertise is in marine taxonomy and her experience with local species is extensive. Donna has logged over 2,300 cold water research dives and has been diving for the Aquarium’s Howe Sound Research Program for 17 years. She has contributed to 7 scientific journal articles, and also played an integral role in producing the well-known book, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest.