Lecture: Pacific Reef & Shore

Join us for a lecture based on Pacific Reef & Shore, A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life with author and biologist Rick Harbo starting at 7pm in the Courtenay and District Museum.

The world’s oceans contain mysteries that scientists are discovering every day. While the depths of the Pacific may seem a world away, the intertidal zones are at the fingertips of any diver, kayaker or beach stroller curious about the various plants and wildlife that dwell there.

Rick Harbo, B.Sc., retired after 36 years with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as a Habitat Protection Biologist and Resource Management Biologist, South Coast, Nanaimo. He was a member of the abalone recovery team, sea otter recovery team and Mollusc subcommittee of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). He currently is a volunteer Research Associate, Invertebrates, Natural History section at the Royal BC Museum.

He is also a photographer and author of several marine life guides. These guides include:

• Award-winning, Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine life of the Pacific Northwest.
Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($12.95, Harbour Publishing) and signing after the talk.

Tickets are $5 per Historical Society member; $6 non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased over the phone.

The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth Street in downtown Courtenay. FMI: 250-334-0686 ext. 5.