Extremely rare Glass Sponge Reefs…

…are now protected from commercial spot prawn fishermen by an agreement with the federal Department of Fisheries & Oceans. There are nine sensitive and fragile glass sponge reefs identified in the Strait of Georgia that are now off limits to these fishermen.

Previously believed to be extinct for 60 million years these pre-historic organisms are thought  to be the longest living animals in the world, and are found only along British Columbia’s coast.

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