Happy World Oceans Day. Too much comes to mind with what plagues our oceans today. Over fishing, acidification, pollution, entanglements and disease to name a few. I feel extremely fortunate to ply the coastal waters of BC and see what vast biodiversity our coastal waters have. My only hope is that it stays this way for other generations to enjoy.
Raincoast Conservation research vessel “Achiever” going through its annual maintenance period. Hauled out at Stones Marina and thank you Nanaimo Yacht Charters for paint and Transport Canada inspection.
Dall’s porpoise leading Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever down one of BC’s many coastal fjords. These extremely fast and erratic swimmers are endemic to the cooler waters of the North Pacific. This group stayed with the boat for close to 30 minutes allowing us to admire their short, stocky and powerful bodies.
Our dedicated research vessel, Achiever, is a Transport Canada certified 68 ft. steel hulled sloop that operates seven months a year on the BC coast. Achiever is…
In the heart of the Fraser Estuary, the Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of the Deltaport shipping terminal at Roberts Bank, putting further stress on an estuary which has already lost over 80% of its natural habitat.