Posts tagged CPAWS
Taking Back the Wild with CPAWS-BC.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It's a profound quote stated by someone who clearly has not succumbed to the levels of procrastination that I have. I experienced this classic case of neglecting things until the last minute, as I sat face to face with my CPAWS-BC’s Take Back the Wild (TBTW) application, two hours before it was due, struggling to take that first step.

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Glass sponge reefs: A Canadian wonder.

The fossil record came alive for marine scientists in 1987, when a unique and vibrant species known as glass sponge coral was discovered living just off the Pacific Coast of North America. These 9,000 year old glass sponges are composed almost entirely of glass (silica) and exist individually in deep seawater or scaffold together to build large reef communities deep on the ocean floor. Located beyond scuba depths, these reefs remain unreachable to many scientists and can only be studied up close using undersea technology.

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