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Physiological responses of intertidal starfish when exposed at low tide

Physiological mechanisms of Pisaster ochraceus suggest this species is ideally suited for life in the intertidal zone.

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Summer seminar, Thurs. Aug 27, 7pm

Title: “A plague on both your houses: Evolutionary conflicts between the sexes.” Dr. Mikael Mökkönen. Location: RIX Centre.

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Summer seminar, Thurs. Aug 20, 7pm

Title: “Sexual conflict: Arms race or tug-of-war?” Dr. Adam Chippendale. Location: RIX Centre.

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Where are the biggest mussels?

Connor and Robles (2015), working on small a spatial scale, show that mussels (Mytilus californicus) from low-shore and high wave exposure habitats grow faster when young and become the largest adults.

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Summer seminar, Thurs, Aug 13, 7pm

Title: “Left-right asymmetry: The interplay between development, genetics and evolution (and other stories)” Location: RIX Centre.

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No, we have not forgotten you, Alan

A Vancouver Island marmot who made his way to Bamfield was shortly thereafter returned to his mountain habitat, without even getting to surf. Follow Alan’s Titter feed @BamfieldMarmot. photos: J, Reynolds

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Summer seminar, Wed, Aug 5, 7pm

Title: “Peeling out predation intensity: can repair frequency be a useful proxy towards understanding predation?” Location: RIX Centre.

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How gooseneck barnacles mate despite having ‘unusually short’ penises.

Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus) have evolved novel mating strategies in the wave-swept intertidal.

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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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