Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Discussion About Japanese Tsunami's Debris Impact on British Columbia
|Photo by Sue Frause|
Japanese Tsunami Debris: Why We See the Debris in BC will delve into ways the tsunami debris has made its way to Canada's west coast; the potential environmental effects of the debris; and action that's being taken to address the issue. It will also feature what creative Canadians are doing to call attention to the problem of marine debris. The panel of experts includes:
- Jill Dwyer, Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (emcee)
- Dr. Richard Thompson, Scientist, Ocean Sciences Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Paul Kluckner, Co-Chair of Canada/BC Tsunami Debris Coordinating Committee, Regional Director General West & North, Environment Canada
- Peter Clarkson, flotsam sculptor and marine debris artist. His art is featured throughout the Vancouver Aquarium.
Free and open to the public