About Us

Marine Matters exists to nurture community thinking, living, learning and activism, to take care of the environments that sustain us. It is an umbrella name, encompassing people and organizations who care deeply about the waters around Haida Gwaii. Each one of us can take action to ensure the well-being of the sea and land around us, and therefore our communities, for perpetuity.

Marine Matters work on Haida Gwaii is accomplished through the collaboration of many individuals and organizations; marine biologist Lynn Lee, educator Josina Davis, writer & cartoonist Berry Wijdeven, biologist & educator Jody Bissett, Gowgaia Institute, Haida Fisheries Program, the local offices of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site and the many Islander whose lives are interwoven with the sea.

Local artists Kiki van der Heiden, Robert Vogstad and Lynn Lee generously contributed their artwork to promote Marine Matters through use of their designs on T-shirts, advertising and this website. Use of photographic images of the wacky and wonderful marine life in our frontyard for the website and other Marine Matters publications is courtesy of the Royal BC Museum, Bart DeFreitas, Lynn Lee and Rick Harbo. Janet Gray provided sketches for the Oceans Education curriculum and Lynn Lee for other publications. Artist Simon Davies has assisted with graphic design.

Communicopia Inc. created the site design from initial work by Hannah Mae. Pano Skrivanos provides website support to build and maintain the site. Base map bathymetry and elevation data for the Marine Atlas are courtesy of Gowgaia Institute.

Marine Matters work on Haida Gwaii is largely funded by WWF-Canada. Project-specific funding has been received from Gwaii Trust, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. The Marine Matters website is funded by WWF-Canada.

Contact usdialogue@marinematters.org

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