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What specific aspects of the marine environment do you value the most?

almost 2 years ago



  • BCresidant over 1 year ago
    I value that here in the Gulf Islands, the air is clean and fresh, the water more blue, there is an amazing amount and diversity of sea life, compared to the city, Vancouver, where I grew up. This lack of pollution is a valuable resource, and our beautiful coastal environment is a major reason that people holiday here, and that people from all over Canada retire here. Let's not spoil it.
  • Ruby Chapman over 1 year ago
    Asking what I value most is like asking a parent which child is the “favourite”. The answer of course is there is no picking of favourites. The survival of the planet relies on a healthy and diverse marine ecosystem, where each organism, fish, and plant relies on the health of the others to survive and flourish. That means an ocean that supports and sustains habitat, biodiversity, the food web (including land based animals and birds that rely on the ocean like eagles, wolves, and humans!), and water quality. Take as an example, the Southern Resident Killer Whales. They are in serious decline, and many of the threats to their survival trace back to the negative impact of Ships- ship noise, ship pollution, and the threat of a ship striking and killing a whale. The whales and several other Species At Risk, such as Marbled Murrelets for instance, need immediate action taken to protect their habitat from underwater noise, contamination of their food source, and the physical presence of large vessels in their habitat. That means a marine ecosystem free of harmful marine vessel activity such as anchorages and large vessel traffic. Remove Anchorages from the Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands. Stop any further anchorage development outside of the port of Vancouver.
  • PAudretsch almost 2 years ago
    A strong healthy biodiverse marine ecosystem is vital. The well being of each species is interlinked with the well being of the others in their environment-both land and sea. The Southern Resident Killer Whales are declining, and many of the threats to their survival trace back to the negative impact of Ships, e.g. engine noise, ship pollution (air, water, light), and the threat of a ship striking and killing or injuring a whale. They and other Species At Risk need immediate action taken to protect their habitat. Living near a marine ecosystem free of harmful marine vessel activity such as freighter anchorages.Living in a community free of the negative impacts of freighter anchorages.