Blog    July 2015

Summer seminar, July 30, 7pm

Title: “Spatial ecology and energetics of seabirds facing climate change and fisheries”. Location: RIX Centre.

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Anatomical interpretations of fossils tested using acorn worms found at Cape Beale

BMSC researchers Karma Nanglu and Dr. Chris Cameron (BMSC Alumnus, PhD) examine the validity of anatomical interpretations of a Burgess Shale enteropneust.

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Long spines means smooth swimming for porcelain crab zoea larvae

BMSC / SFU Alumnus Anna Smith and Greg Jensen, (U of Washington, BMSC Crustacean Biology instructor) show the fantastically long spines on porcelain crab zoea larvea may these larvae to remain in nearshore coastal waters.

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Copepod sex-ratio responds to selection

The Anholt Lab report the first multi-generational quantitative evidence that clutch sex ratio responds to artificial selection in both directions (selection for male- and female-biased families) and in multiple populations of T. californicus.

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Seaweed evolution in the intertidal

BMSC/UBC graduate student and Fall Program Alumnus Sam Starko and co-authors B. Clamans and P. Martone study the effects of chronic physical stress on the morphological evolution of seaweeds in the dynamic intertidal environment.

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It’s a family affair!

Research in the Levitan lab is a family affair. The Levitan family are working together as a research team here at BMSC this summer.

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Hagfish adapt to high ammonia environments

Graduate student Alex Clifford and collegues report that the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) has an exceptional ability to both withstand and recover from exposure to high external ammonia it encounters when burrowed inside the decomposing carcass while feeding.

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