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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.

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Summer tours & field trip experiences at BMSC

BMSC tours, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1pm. Bring your family or group, and participate in an educational experience with our Marine Science Educators:

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Divergence of cranial phenotypes among threespine stickleback populations

University of Calgary researchers test the hypothesis that stickleback populations inhabiting differing freshwater environments display cranial phenotypes that are intermediate between the ancestral marine form and the low-plated freshwater populations.

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