Marine Biology Programs 

The evening programs of the Marine Biology Section are held from January through April and September through December on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Centre, 949 49th Ave W (49th at Oak), Vancouver. These programs are open to the public and members are encouraged to invite their friends. For more information and suggestions for future programs please contact the Program Co-ordinator Joan Lopez at 604-682-1617.

Thursday, September 8
The Unique and Curious Kelps of British Columbia
Louis Druehl

BC has the richest kelp flora in the world. These seaweeds are the powerhouse that drives our shallow water fauna, holds the potentail of a great biofuel (Kelpanol), whose tasty constituents appear to hold off the diseases associated with aging, and provides bon vivants and the curious with novel and enjoyable experiences.

Louis Druehl, Professor Emeritus SFU, is the author of Pacific Seaweeds: Updated and Expanded Edition (Harbour Publishing 2016), the authoritative guide to over 100 common species of seaweeds in the Pacific Northwest. He has studied, taught and played with seaweeds for over 40 years and presently he is advancing kelp farming as a means of remediating our damaged ocean environment.