Spring Film & Speaker Series: Dr. Richard Beamish – The Straight of Georgia and its Fishes

dick beamish

Thursday March 27th 2014
Presentation 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Come early to check out our aquariums and touch tanks. Tickets include admission to the station. Gourmet snacks and treats will be available for purchase before the presentation:

Roast veggie pesto and goats cheese- 6$
Hawaiian BBQ -6$
Sweet and spicy nuts -4$
House made Carmel corn- 4$
Cookies/ lemon tartlettes – 2$
2 Chocolate strawberries-2$

Tickets $10 in advance at:
Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Bowser BC
The Salish Sea Market, Bowser BC
The Courtyard Cafe, Qualicum BC

Winds, sunlight, tides and Fraser River flows combine to make the Strait of Georgia extremely productive. The productivity supports, perhaps 10 to 12 billion fishes, including well-known species such as Pacific salmon and herring and 215 other less well- known species. This is a presentation about the fishes that live in the Strait of Georgia and how they are doing.

Dr. Richard Beamish, C.M., O.B.C, Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.C. is an Emeritus Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C. where he served as the Head of the Groundfish Section and Director from 1980-1993 until he retired in 2011.

Dr. Beamish has been honoured with a number of awards including the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and became the first foreign scientist to be made an honorary member of the fisheries centre, TINRO in Vladivostok, Russia. Recently, he received the first award given by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission for significant contributions in scientific research on Pacific salmon, and the Wooster award given by PICES for career achievements in fisheries and ocean science.

His research interests have included new methods of ageing fish that included the discovery that many species of fish were much older than previously thought, and discovery of a new lamprey species. He has authored a number of papers on the effects of climate on fish populations and was one of the first scientists to write about climate regimes and regime shifts. He has published over 350 articles.

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One Response to “Spring Film & Speaker Series: Dr. Richard Beamish – The Straight of Georgia and its Fishes”

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