- — CanHealthyOcean (@CanHealthyOcean)Thu, Dec 05 2013 15:35:05
- — Nicholas Dulvy (@NickDulvy)Thu, Dec 05 2013 16:50:02#oceans2020 meeting in Vancouver to chart a vision for marine conservation over the next two days, organized by Chone
- The first day of the two-day event started with talks and discussions establishing the current ecological, scientific and political context. The venue, in downtown Vancouver, was superb.
- — Isabelle M Côté (@redlipblenny)Thu, Dec 05 2013 16:39:46Paul Snelgrove welcomes participants at the 2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue #oceans2020
- After a warm welcome by CHONe Director Dr Paul Snelgrove, each of the participants introduced themselves. First up: two of Canada's most eminent ocean scientists, Dr Verena Tunicliffe (U Victoria) and Dr Paul Snelgrove (Memorial U), explain why the oceans matter to them - and why they should matter to the rest of us.
- — John Reynolds (@JohnReynoldsSFU)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:31:28Verena Tunnicliffe and Paul Snelgrove starting Canada Oceans Dialogue with stories of extinction and discovery. #Oceans2020
- — Amanda Vincent (@AmandaVincent1)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:15:27Two day dialogue on the future of Canada's Oceans has started. #Oceans2020 With tales of woe.
- — Nicholas Dulvy (@NickDulvy)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:09:41#oceans2020 Why does ocean life count? deepsea ecologist Verena Tunnicliffe studied the Caribbean staghorn coral, now Crit. Endangered.
- The fact that Canada oversaw the extinctions of four of the 20 documented extinctions of marine species struck a cord. Steller sea cow can be added to the list.
- — Natural History Soc (@VictoriaNHS)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:19:37
- — Habitat Trust (HAT) (@HabitatAcqTrust)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:35:30
- It wasn't all bad news. In fact, Verena and Paul emphasised what a wondrous place the ocean is. Their passion for the underwater world was palpable.
- — Nicholas Dulvy (@NickDulvy)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:13:31#oceans2020 bright spot of hope: recent sighting of Pacific Northern right whale, rarest whale in the world, in canada in June 2013.
- — Isabelle M Côté (@redlipblenny)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:20:15Verena Tunnicliffe: Admire what excretion does to the seafloor - the work of deepsea enteropneusts. Gorgeous UW videos #Oceans2020
- — Isabelle M Côté (@redlipblenny)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:23:43Paul Snelgrove: Marine discoveries are forcing us to rewrite biology textbooks, e.g. the Archaea domain #Oceans2020
- — Isabelle M Côté (@redlipblenny)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:26:08Verena Tunicliffe: The oceans have so much to teach us about life works and the extreme conditions that organisms can tolerate #Oceans2020
- — Nicholas Dulvy (@NickDulvy)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:27:30Deepsea vent mussels can survive very acid water but only if no predators. If shell is damaged it dissolves out from under it #oceans2020
- Verena and Paul's talk generated tough questions.
- — CanHealthyOcean (@CanHealthyOcean)Thu, Dec 05 2013 17:31:02The oceans has a lot to give us, but we need to be stewards of oceans. What's your opinion? thoughts? #Oceans2020
2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue - Day 1 AM
The 2020 Vision Dialogue brings together major stakeholders in Canada's oceans to discuss how science can inform policy to maintain productive oceans that provide maximum benefits to Canadians.