Stanley Park Ecology Communications Specialist Kathleen Stormont, is worried wildlife around the Stanley Park Seawall could be significantly impacted by rising sea levels. According to Stormont, water levels are predicted to rise by one metre by 2100. This could have severe consequences on the ecosystem, as the intertidal zone home for many marine creatures, and used by birds as a source of food could be wiped completely. The birds would then have to adapt and move to another place to feed since there would not be enough food for the species.
For the Seawall, a rise in sea levels by a metre could damage the Vancouver tourist attraction. This is due to high tides and other storm like conditions would have a greater effect because of all the excess water.