The Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia (ARSBC) is pleased to announce Project ABIS
an academic science study that will observe and report marine species recruitment on the former HMCS Annapolis. Participants in the study include the Vancouver Aquarium, Squamish Nations, the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society and BC Parks. We are asking underwater photographers and videographers to support this project by sharing your experiences whenever possible.
Pictures, videos and information can be uploaded to the Vancouver Aquarium using the link:
For additional information, please contact:
Doug Pemberton Donna Gibbs
ARSBC / ABIS Project Vancouver Aquarium / Taxonomist
Gone in 2 Minutes!
It was quite a magical day. Although it was raining when we arrived on site, it stopped, and the skies allowed a small opening for the sun to shine down upon Annapolis as she was sent to her new home. On hand were over 200 boats, and there were over 4300 computers tuned in to the web-cast. Thank you to everyone who watched, and particularly to the many former crew members who sent in interesting and touching comments about their experiences serving aboard Annapolis. Her new mission as a home to marine life will ensure that her name will live on for many years to come.
A beautiful video of the sink!
Thank you to Geoff Grognet!
First Photo on the Annapolis!
Thank you to Seaproof.tv!
Annapolis Depth Chart
Media: Please contact us for additional photos or information.
We will post more photos and videos in due time, but for now - we're just going to take a bit of a break, OK?
ARSBC Director, web-master, and web-caster.
Click here to see some recent media stories featuring the preparation of the Annapolis for sinking.
Also included is ARSBC contact information for media interview requests.
Artificial Reefs in Cartoons
Artificial reefs, and the ARSBC, have featured in several editorial cartoons over the years. Our favourites are from Adrian Raeside (www.raesidecartoon.com), editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times-Colonist. Here are the ones that we have saved over the years....