Pacific Marine Life Surveys (1968–2018)

Pacific Marine Life Surveys (1968–2018)

Andy Lamb, author of Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, and Donna Gibbs, a research diver with Ocean Wise, have been diving the waters around Galiano Island since the 1960s. Recently we received a massive influx of over 18,000 occurrence records from these dives,...
A Steller Sealion’s Diet

A Steller Sealion’s Diet

A Steller Sealion’s Diet On Canoe Islets, a set of near-shore rocks off the southeast coast of Valdes Island, a large colony of Steller sealions (Eumetopias jubatus) can be found congregating during winter months. I had the chance to witness this spectacle up...
Island Earth

Island Earth

Island Earth Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and, maybe nobody’s ever really seen. How many can you find? —Lew Welch Lew Welch had a good point. Though even on this scale he vastly...
Bioblitz Galiano 2017 Results

Bioblitz Galiano 2017 Results

Bioblitz Galiano 2017 Results Through the month of May 2017 Galiano Islanders joined regional experts on a mission to document the island biodiversity. Surveys were conducted island-wide, covering a vibrant spectrum of marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of...
A Curious Crop

A Curious Crop

A Curious Crop The 20th of July was another in a long string of hot days, and so, naturally, I was watering the garden. The garden in question was on a strip of ALR land within the Galiano Conservancy’s Ken and Linda Millard Learning Centre, but the soil could...
Mining for Moths

Mining for Moths

Mining for Moths The diversity of insects is truly astounding. Not just the sheer number of different beetles, moths, wasps, grasshoppers and everything else but also the vast array of habitats and reproductive strategies they use. One example of an unusual life...