Last month we made THIS POST about a sixgill shark that’d been spotted near Vancouver and it got us to wondering what other types of sharks are lurking in our waters. We asked our friends at the Vancouver Aquarium if they might put together a list that we could share, and they put together the list you see below, which is most of the sharks in BC waters. We’re quite proud to help educate you on these finned beasts!
There’s a good chance that sometime between this Wednesday, June 28th and the end of September you’re going to find yourself underneath the Cambie Street bridge, in awe of what you’re seeing. Maybe you’ll be on your bicycle or walking the seawall or maybe a friend will tell you about the most incredible thing they spotted there and encourage you to make a point of heading down.
‘How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake‘ by Shelley O’Callaghan is one of the most charming titles I’ve picked up since starting this weekly review column at the beginning of the year. I decided to read and review 52 books in 2017 and while I’m currently also researching for my own history book that I’m writing – BC Was Awesome, a followup to our BC Bestseller, Vancouver Was Awesome – I knew that a lot of these would be local history.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".