Courtenay Museum talk, slides on ‘Pacific Reef and Shore’

Join Vancouver Island author Rick Harbo for a lecture and slide show based on his new book, “Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life.” The event will take place at the Courtenay Museum on Tuesday, June 27 starting at 7:00 pm.

Just in time for beach season, the talk will feature colourful slides showcasing many of the sea and shore life in the book—including the abundant marine species found in the Strait of Georgia and on Island beaches.

Rick Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading marine writers and photographers.

Author of the bestselling “Tidepool and Reef,” “The Edible Seashore,” and the award-winning book “Whelks to Whales,” Harbo is a diver and a retired senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is currently a Research Associate at the Royal BC Museum and lives in Nanaimo, BC.

Copies of “Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life, Revised Second Edition” will be available for purchase ($12.95, Harbour Publishing) and signing after the talk.

Admission to the evening is $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for non-members (plus GST). Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased by phone: 250-334-0686 ext. 5.

The Courtenay and District Museum is located at 207 Fourth Street in downtown Courtenay.