You can read all about these sponges and the incredible work done by this squad in the next( Winter) issue of DIVER .
On CBC Gem Friday October 30 th and CBC Television in BC& Alberta, at 8 pm October 31 st
Moonless Oasis follows this ragtag team of passionate people as they fight to get the government to put protections into place and enforce existing protections. Glen Dennison detects the reefs with a remote operated vehicle.
Once detected, Hamish Tweed and his team of divers head to extreme depths to document the site in greater detail. Marine biologists at Ocean Wise attempt to grow and study sponge in laboratory conditions for the first time. The wealth of information gathered is given to Adam Taylor who takes it to the government and unrelentingly makes their case.
Outside interests are divided over what the future of Howe Sound should be, putting the lives of these animals into jeopardy. This film explores our current state of ecological uncertainty and the people attempting to go up against industry and government to ensure the survival of a small part of our planet, before it is too late.
For more, visit: moonlessoasis.com