Henry Choong
Researcher

Henry Choong

Henry Choong is Curator, Invertebrate Zoology, at the Royal British Columbia Museum. His Ph.D. is from the University of Toronto. He works on hydrozoan taxonomy, biogeography, dispersal mechanisms and invasive species. His work includes biodiversity discovery and addressing unresolved taxonomic problems of the hydroid fauna of coastal British Columbia.  Henry is part of a collaborative group of scientists from Canada and the U.S. studying the transoceanic dispersal of biota on the marine debris field from the catastrophic Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and investigating rafting opportunities for hydroids, and other benthic fauna, including potentially invasive species.