Ocean Watch Task Force Update

The OceanWatch Task Force was created June 2017, by members of the Howe Sound Community Forum (HSCF). The purpose of the Task Force is to progress marine enhancement recommendations created by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI) Ocean Watch Howe Sound Edition (2017).

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Distribution and Biomass of Plankton in Howe Sound/Atl’ka7tsem

To better understand the impacts on plankton in Howe Sound, the MRG will begin a full year survey project in 2020 to collect oceanographic data. This survey will include standard physical, chemical; nutrients and oxygen, and biological; dominant species, phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass, and primary productivity data as recommended by CORI (2017).

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Thank you Jonny and Nolan

The MRG is grateful to be working in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, and it is a joy to work with you in our journey to protect the aquatic ecosystem health of this beautiful and cherished region, Atl’ka7tsem.

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Squamish Estuary Clean Up

As we were gathering debris, a few barking sea lions swam by me and a few kids. The kids told me the sea lions were thanking us for cleaning! It was an amazing sight seeing such a large part of the community come together to protect beautiful Howe Sound.

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