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.


‘Waxopods’ provide a reliable estimate of crab predation intensity

Gastropod wax replicas can be used to quantify the frequency and type of attacks by crab predators, which likely play a vital role in structuring gastropod populations.

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Dr. Warren Gallin investigates Polyorchis nervous system

Dr. Warren Gallin (U of Alberta) was at BMSC recently working on Polyorchis penicillatus, a frequently observed jelly fish species in Barkley Sound. He is characterizing the structure and function of their nervous system.

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