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Courtesy – Bowen Island Undercurrent

This week, a team of scientists, joined by a Juno Award  winner, a politician, a journalist and others, ventured beneath the waves of Howe Sound to examine local Glass Sponge Reefs. Until these reefs were discovered in the Hecate Straight in 1987, scientists believed the Reefs to be long extinct.

World-renowned paleobiologist Dr. Manfred Krautter described the discovery of these sponges to be, “like finding a herd of dinosaurs on land.” Scientists found more of these reefs in Howe Sound in 2001.

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