We are inviting interested community members to attend a public reporting out session regarding recent science investigations by ourselves and others on the invasive seaweed Mazzaella japonica (MJ)
DEEP BAY MARINE FIELD STATION
370 Crome Pt, Rd., Deep Bay (Bowser BC)
AUGUST 5TH. 7 – 9pm
(free admission to the Station!)
We recently released our final report on studying the drift seaweed and its harvest south of Deep Bay last winter. You can download the final report prepared for the BC Ministry of Agriculture at this link:VIUCSR Beach Wrack Monitoring 2014-15 Final Report150522bk. If you are interested in this issue we urge you to please download the full report. The Executive Summary from the report is on a previous blog post.
In addition to discussing our own work. We will also be joined by Ms. Kylee Pawluck from the university of Victoria who has been completing her PhD on the subtidal ecology of the species and Ms. Jessica Holden also from UVIC who has been working with our team on the ecology of the drift seaweed (wrack). Presentations will review research work completed to date and we will attempt to share what has been leaned and discuss what future research directions may be.
Please note that the management of the harvest for this species will not be discussed.
This session is being sponsored by the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station