Reed Point Teems With Wildlife
The waters in and around Reed Point Marina are home to many living things of interest to all of us, but particularly to inquisitive young minds. Almost every day, students board the passenger/research vessel "Oceanwatch" to learn about the seabirds, shorebirds and harbour seals.
The students also study invisibly small organisms. In a five-minute tow of a plankton net behind the boat, they collect a sample of the countless microscopic plants and animals that populate the water in and around Reed Point Marina. They pull in tiny single-celled plant-like diatoms that live in glasshouses and also collect the miniature early stages of barnacles, crabs, shrimp and fish. They are taken back to the floating lab at the Reed Point Marine Education Centre (located on the fuel dock float) where they are studied and sketched using microscopes.
For more details regarding the local wildlife habitat, check out the Pacific WildLife Foundation.