Unique and Ancient Glass Sponge Reefs of the Howe Sound

Dive into an engaging presentation on some of B.C.’s most peculiar marine life!

Parkgate Library, in partnership with the Elders Council for Parks in B.C., welcome Marine biologist Sheila Byers of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society, who will present on The Unique and Ancient Glass Sponge Reefs of Howe Sound. British Columbia’s glass sponge reefs have been called one of the great wonders of the world’s ocean, yet few people have heard of them. The rare reefs are composed of living sponges and their fragile skeletons, made of nearly pure glass (silica).

About Sheila:
Sheila Byers, a Registered Professional Biologist and marine biologist, is a past president of the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society. She works as a Museum Interpreter at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC. 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.




Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm


  • All Ages