Verena Tunnicliffe honored by Vancouver Aquarium


This month, Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (earth and ocean sciences) will receive the 2014 Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research and Conservation from the Vancouver Aquarium. The award goes to leading researchers and conservationists who have made invaluable contributions to understanding and conserving ecosystems in western North America. Tunnicliffe, who from 2001-12 served as founding director of the VENUS observatory (part of Ocean Networks Canada), has pioneered research methods and observation technologies that have significantly influenced the study of our local waters and the world’s oceans in general. As the Canada Research Chair in Deep Oceans Research, she is one of the world’s leading authorities on deep ocean life.

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