Please join us for a presentation by Rick Harbo, who will be our guest on Misty Isles Cruise to Mitlenatch Island on Saturday, June 9.
Whelks to Whales – the amazing marine life of the Strait of Georgia with Rick Harbo, marine biologist, author and photographer.
Rick will talk about the great diversity and present images of the amazing marine life in the Strait of Georgia. He will discuss the explorers and pioneer naturalists, the present and the future of the marine life of the Strait of Georgia. Rick will review his study on the early history of oyster harvesting and aquaculture at Ladysmith, “the cradle of the oyster industry.”
Presentation – Friday, June 8, in Mansons Hall.
Door open 7 p.m. Presentation starts 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available. All welcome. Donations are appreciated.
Vancouver-born, Rick Harbo, B.Sc., graduated in biological sciences from Simon Fraser University and is a senior marine biologist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, BC, where he lives with his wife and children.
Rick, who has been diving since 1972, is also an underwater photographer. His dives have taken him through British Columbia, Washington, Nova Scotia, Greece, the Bahamas and Hawaii.
As the dean of popular Pacific Northwest University marine biology, whales, seals, oysters, crabs, nudibranchs and seaweeds are just a smattering of the sea life Rick will introduce you to. As a diver and photographer, he also teaches marine life courses.
As the dean of popular Pacific Northwest University marine biology, Rick will introduce you to whales, seals, oysters, crabs, nudibranchs and seaweeds, just a smattering of the sea life. As a diver and photographer, he also teaches marine life courses.
Rick is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading marine writers and photographers. Beginning with Tidepool and Reef, in 1980, he has published many bestsellers, including The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Reef and Shore, and Whelks to Whales.
His books include many species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant full-colour photographs of hundreds of the most common plants and animals of the intertidal zone. They are arranged for quick identification with photos and descriptions of each organism with size, habitat and interesting facts about each one. Indispensable companions for divers, kayakers and beach strollers alike.