Current research and/or projects
Using the 2500m deep sea drop camera BOOTS to evaluate benthic impacts and species distribution with mapping/models of offshore seamounts and gather baseline and monitoring data, ecological monitoring and do research to support evaluation of the large offshore area of interest. I did the original, concept design for BOOTS which was modified and improved with my approval as the technical authority when it was built under contract by Highland Technologies. BOOTS will be used for the third time in March 2018 and has been modified or improved each time.
Curtis, J., C. Du Preez, S. Davies, J. Pegg, M.E. Clarke, E.L. Fruh, K. Morgan, S. Gauthier, G. Gatien, W. Carolsfeld. 2015. Expedition to Cobb Seamount: survey methods, data collections, and species observations. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3124: xii + 145 p.
Dunham, A., Mossman, J., Archer, S., Davies, S., Pegg, J., Archer, E., In press. Glass Sponge Reefs in the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound: Status Assessment and Ecological Monitoring Advice. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 20xx/xxx. vi i+ 104 p.
Dunham, A., Pegg, J.R., Carolsfeld, W., Davies, S., Murfitt, I., Boutillier, J., 2015. Effects of submarine power transmission cables on a glass sponge reef and associated megafaunal community. Marine Environmental Research. Volume 107, Pages 50-60
Gale, K.S.P., Curtis, J.M.R., Morgan, K.H., Stanley, C., Szaniszlo, W., Burke, L.A., Davidson, L.N.K., Doherty, B., Gatien, G., Gauthier, M., Gauthier, S., Haggarty, D.R., Ianson, D., Neill, A., Pegg, J., Wallace, K., and Zand, J.D.M. 2017/in press. Survey Methods, Data Collections, and Species Observations from the 2015 Survey to SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Marine Protected Area. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3206: vii + 94 p.