Deep-Sea Discoveries: Exploring the Underwater Volcanoes offshore of British Columbia by Dr Cherisse Du Preez

Mar
04
When: Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203


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VIU SCIENCE & TECH COMMUNITY LECTURE
Deep‐Sea Discoveries: Exploring the Underwater Volcanoes
offshore of British Columbia
Dr Cherisse Du Preez

ABSTRACT: Underwater volcanic mountains are home to a wealth of marine life, from tiny corals
to giant whales. These deep‐sea oases are prominent features in Canada’s Pacific waters. Over
the last two years, in a unique and collaborative scientific effort, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
scientists from Vancouver Island have led oceanic expeditions to map and explore these
seamounts. The teams have used large ships, submersible vehicles, and underwater cameras to
document habitats thousands of meters below the waves—filming a hidden world and its alien‐
like animals, including many species that are new to science.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7:00 ‐ 8:00 pm
Refreshments: 6:45 pm
Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203

For more information please contact tim.stokes@viu.ca


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