We are delighted to welcome the talented Zoe Lucas to our team this summer for our Sable Island expedition! One of the world’s most knowledgeable Sable Island experts, Zoe will be most welcome addition to our voyage, providing onshore interpretation of this incredible wilderness destination.
Zoe began working on Sable Island in the mid-1980s when she volunteered as a field assistant for a Dalhousie University research team studying the island’s seals.
By 1985, Zoe was involved full-time with Sable projects, conducting various research and monitoring programs-including studies of persistent litter in the marine environment, and shark predation on seals. Long-term projects include research on the island’s horses, beach surveys for oiled seabirds and stranded cetaceans, and biodiversity studies (mosses, lichens, fungi, and invertebrates-most recently focusing on the island’s bee population).
Results of research programs have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as in newsletters and magazines.
In 2004, Zoe became a Research Associate with the Nova Scotia Museum, and in 2008 she received an Honorary Doctorate from Dalhousie University. Generally, Zoe spends seven to nine months per year on the island, returning to the mainland for meetings, work with project collaborators, and to give presentations for public interest groups, schools, and youth organizations.
Zoe founded the Sable Island NGO “Friends of the Green Horse Society” which has, for more than a decade, supported research projects on Sable Island-including two studies of tropospheric ozone-and, in partnership with Saint Mary’s University, has organized and hosted a series of public meetings in Halifax.
Book now to receive 15% off the berth cost of any available cabin category! Cabin must be secured with a registration form and a deposit by May 1, 2017. This discount applies only to Sable Island 2017 and may be combined with our Free Single Supplement and Multi-Trip Promotions only.