I recently went on a fun scuba charter at the Race Rocks (XwaYeN) ecological reserve.
Over the past decade, I've spent a lot of time exploring, photographing, and researching areas that have been the target of marine conservation efforts. This was the first time I did it for fun at a site that was accessible by SCUBA! I also explored the nearby swim-through at Swordfish Island.
Thanks to Rockfish Divers for a great day at the Races
I recently learned about a new 'art installation' created using driftwood on Reddit. So, I decided to go on a weekend photo walk. I usually try to integrate a theme to a photo shoot; the large oil tankers in the background made for an interesting juxtaposition with the incredible driftwood art.
The local artist scene is one of the best parts of living on Vancouver Island.
Narrating ROV live dives is tricky. The goal is to avoid scientific jargon. Sometimes this results in my brain coming up with some unusual analogies.
Jackson W.F. Chu
Jackson is a marine biologist, photographer, and dog-owner. This blog will try to be heavy on the photos and light on the text.