Exploring the Deep - RBCM
Jan 16/19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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January 16, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 Royal BC Museum
 By donation

Live at Lunch: Exploring the Deep

Find out what's happening at the museum and archives in these monthly talks featuring curators, staff and researchers. Please note, instead of our typical first

Wednesday of the month, this program takes place on January 16th. 

Exploring the Deep: BC Seamounts

Seamounts—underwater mountains that rise more than 1,000 metres (3,280 feet) from the seafloor—are offshore biodiversity hotspots. Very little is known about

these ecologically significant areas along the BC coast. In July 2018, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Haida Nation, Oceana Canada and Ocean Networks Canada

embarked on an expedition to explore seamounts near the islands of Haida Gwaii. Discover what they found and the role the Royal BC Museum plays in safeguarding

these specimens.

About the speakers: 

Heidi Gartner, invertebrate collection manager and researcher will host guests and fellow researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada,Haida Nation, Oceana Canada

and Ocean Networks Canada.