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.

New funding supports infrastructure upgrades at BMSC!

The Government of Canada and five western universities, led by UVic, are contributing a total of $3 million to enhance facilities here at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

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Re-cycling in the sea: Toxic ammonia supplements dietary nitrogen in Pacific spiny dogfish

Spiny dogfish actively uptake toxic ammonia across their gills, convert to valuable urea, which is then used for osmoregulation and supplement dietary nitrogen for protein growth.

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