Journey to the Deep Sea: A special Ship2Shore public presentation

Join us on World Ocean Day, June 8, at 7 PM (PDT) at SFU Harbour Center Campus for a live-streamed presentation from Fisheries and Oceans scientists exploring seamounts, hydrothermal vents, and cold seeps of the deep sea off the British Columbia coast.

The deep sea is the world’s least explored ecosystem, with strange and wonderful marine life found nowhere else on Earth. Canada’s newest proposed marine protected area, Tang.ɢwan – ḥačxwiqak – Tsig̱is, will protect these habitats from bottom trawling, deep sea mining, oil and gas activities and ocean dumping.

Watch the expedition’s findings on a big screen at an SFU theatre, chat with scientists over the video feed, and enter to win door prizes.

This event will take place on the lands and waters of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Our special guests are joining from the sea within Haida, Quatsino, Pacheedaht, and Nuu-chah-nulth waters.

Can’t make it in person? Register to join the livestream online


Standard admission is $5, with a supporter rate of $15 for those who wish to support accessibility pricing for this event. If finances are a barrier, please select the pay-what-you-can option upon checkout. You can also make a donation to support ocean conservation programs directly by visiting:

Ocean Network Canada’s Ship2Shore program offers educators, students & the public the opportunity to connect with ONC at-sea maintenance expeditions & other field activities.

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