Feature Photo by Eli Wolpin
There's an entire world just steps from Britannia Mine Museum's front doors. Deep in the waters of Howe Sound exists a diverse, colourful ecosystem that most of us will never see. Launching during our Family Fun Day event on Saturday May 26th, our new temporary exhibit, Howe Sound: Beauty Below, brings this hidden world to the surface.
The photo exhibit, to be displayed in our historic Machine Shop, focuses on Howe Sound's recovery and the variety of life that lives in these waters. Howe Sound: Beauty Below features the stunning underwater photography of two local scuba divers - Eli Wolpin and Adam Taylor. Wolpin is a Vancouver-based architect and technical diver who often dives in the waters of Howe Sound. Taylor is a fourth generation resident of Bowen Island and a marine conservationist. Both divers are active in the marine conservation community and are focused on protecting the Howe Sound marine environment.
"What many people don't realize as they drive along the Sea to Sky Highway is that there is an absolutely stunning, secret underwater world right in our own Howe Sound backyard," says Adam Taylor. 'For instance, recently discovered glass sponge reefs which were thought to have gone extinct 40 million years ago [call Howe Sound home] and their continued protection is needed for a healthy ecosystem to thrive. We're pleased to see the Britannia Mine Museum promoting the story of the environmental remediation, recovery and protection of this beautiful part of the country."
Howe Sound: Beauty Below launches Saturday May 26th at our Family Fun Day event celebrating BC Mining Month. Be one of the first to glimpse this little known underwater world - while still on dry land! Photography exhibit is located in our Machine Shop and will be on display until September 9th, 2018.
|Photo by Adam Taylor||Photo by Eli Wolpin||Photo by Eli Wolpin|