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Ocean Links

Follow these links for fun! If you have any other links you'd like to see here, send us the link by email! Coast Kids - Coast Kid is an environmental education program sponsored by Assateague Coastal Trust. The mission of the program is to help kids develop geographical and ecological awareness, encourage greater enjoyment of…
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Educator Resource Links

Resources for teachers and marine science educators Ocean Sense A novel education program that develops skills in analysing, understanding, and sharing of ocean data and knowledge. By exploring local observations and global connections, this program invites communities, educators, and students to collaborate in discovering the ocean through Ocean Networks Canada observatories. Hakai Magazine This magazine…
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Weather, Tides, & Data

Weather & Tides Weather forecast links Tofino weather forecast (from Environment Canada) Tofino Forecast Marine Forecast (West Coast Vancouver Island South, Environment Canada) Marine Forecast What are the surf conditions on Vancouver Island? How big is that fog bank? Check out Big Wave Dave What is the wind doing? Wind Forecast Cool visualizations of global…
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Frequently Asked Questions

Daily life at BMSC Is BMSC a scent-free workplace environment? YES! Exposure to scented products can adversely affect a person’s health. Visitors are asked leave scented products such as perfume, make-up, shampoo, deodorant, air fresheners, AXE body spray, etc. at home! Can my dietary needs/preferences be accommodated? The kitchen is equipped to accommodate many  dietary…
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The Devonian Library supports education and research at BMSC. Its primary focus is on marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, and other aquatic sciences, as well as the history, biodiversity and archaeology of Barkley Sound. The library is a member of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Library and Information Centers, IAMSLIC. We are always…
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Welcome to the BMSC Biodiversity Database This database supports research and teaching at BMSC. Data covers the period 1972 to present, and include information about plants and animals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments of Barkley Sound. Animals collected for research or teaching must be recorded in this database. Noteworthy observations, both positive and negative,…
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Resource Database

BMSC has basic and specialty field and laboratory equipment available for researchers and students. BMSC's Resource Database is a repository for the inventory of our: Equipment Chemicals Science Stores Books in the Teaching Labs Resource Database Login: username “guest”, password “guest”. Click on 'Resources' on the top menu to access the database. Once you have…
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Permit guidelines for Faculty Permits are required for various research and education activities. Contact your program coordinator for your permit requirements. See below for permit application forms and links. Contact the University Programs Coordinator Collection of marine organisms: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Permits for collecting marine animals, including Pacific Salmon, for your course at…
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Animal Care

Guidelines for Faculty, TAs and Students BMSC is committed to the humane and ethical care and use of animals and adheres to the principle that in order for animal use to be justifiable in scientific research and teaching, the research must have a reasonable expectation of providing a benefit to the health and welfare of…
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