BMSC

Your oceanside campus.

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a world-class teaching and research facility located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Marine Centre supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world.

Explore the diversity of this dynamic coastal environment, from exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests.

Visiting Teaching Opportunity – Marine Behavioural Ecology

Come teach exceptional students in a hands-on coastal learning environment. Take advantage of a fleet of boats, an extensive flow-through seawater system, helpful support staff, and unparalleled access to diverse coastal habitats. We are looking for an instructor to teach Marine Behavioural Ecology (July 2-19, 2019). Our Summer Semester courses are immersive, requiring…

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The answer to a long-standing mystery regarding the function of lamellose snail shell sculpture results in publication of BMSC undergraduate research

Although the frilled dogwinkle (Nucella lamellosa) is a well-studied intertidal snail, questions have remained regarding the purpose of some variations in shell form found commonly in individuals of this species. The function of axial lamellae, an external shell structure giving some individuals of this species a frilled appearance, has remained a mystery. As a part…

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