Meet Bowie, Canada's Newest MPA!

Bowie Seamount, Canada’s newest Marine Protected Area.

OTTAWA (AFP) — An underwater volcanic mountain teaming with ocean life off Canada’s Pacific Coast has been added to the nation’s growing list of marine protected areas, officials said Tuesday.

“Bowie Seamount is an oceanic oasis in the deep sea, a rare and ecologically rich marine area, and our government is proud to take action to ensure it is protected,” Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said in a statement.[…]

The seamount, located 180 kilometers (110 miles) west of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in Canada’s Pacific northwest, rises from a depth of 3,000 meters (9,840 feet) to within 24 meters (79 feet) of the sea surface.[…]

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One Reply to “Meet Bowie, Canada's Newest MPA!”

  1. I was very glad to hear of this decision. When I worked for the Canadian department of Fisheries and Oceans, one of my jobs was analysing video footage taken from the Delta submersible on Bowie Seamount, and it’s truly amazing down there. Kudos, guys!

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