Thanks to your call for further research, last summer DFO confirmed five additional living glass sponge reefs in the area which are now in need of the same protections. Now, we need your help to establish equal protection for these remaining glass sponge reefs.
Once thought extinct, glass sponge reefs are a unique ecological treasure on BC’s coast. These fragile structures provide shelter for critical species like rockfish and prawns while also working to filter the ocean.
There is no time left to waste. Glass sponge reefs already face a myriad of threats including damage from fishing gear and rising ocean temperatures. This is our chance to give glass sponge reefs a shot at survival on the frontlines of a changing ocean. Will you add your voice?
Send a letter Minister Jordan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We’ve prepared a letter for you to start with, but we encourage you to edit it or write your own!
Here are some ways to customize your letter: