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Seminar today, – James Gosling, “Liquid Robotics: Interacting with the world’s ocean”.

James Gosling, Java creator, is giving a seminar today, RIX Centre, 4pm

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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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How does female mate choice influence male reproductive tactics and postcopulatory competition in midshipman?

John L. Fitzpatrick (Stockholm University) and authors describe how female mate choice can potentially influence sperm competition risk and shape investment patterns in males between and within male reproductive tactics.

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Our Fall programs are up and running!

Never a dull moment! It’s getting busy here at BMSC, with the start of the Fall Program and Field Trips visitors arriving soon!

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Is summer over already?

It’s been a great summer of Marine Sciences field courses as well as the new and innovative courses ‘In Pursuit of the Whale’ and ‘Acoustic Ethnography’. We wish all our Faculty, TA’s and students a good winter and best wishes on your future endeavors, and hope we will see many of you…

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Divergence of cranial phenotypes among threespine stickleback populations

University of Calgary researchers test the hypothesis that stickleback populations inhabiting differing freshwater environments display cranial phenotypes that are intermediate between the ancestral marine form and the low-plated freshwater populations.

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Summer seminar, July 7, 7pm, Rix Centre, Dr. Chris Neufeld

Dr. Chris Neufeld will speak about: “Life and death on a small island: Novel interactions between wolves and sea otters in Kyuquot Sound, BC”.

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David and Susan Rockefeller visit BMSC

On June 25, we were visited by David Rockefeller Jr, his wife Susan, and friends from the Rockefeller Foundation and Oceana.

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Summer seminar, June 23th, 7pm, Rix Centre, Dr. Russell Wyeth

Dr. Russell Wyeth will speak about: “The pure and the applied: the neuroethology of navigating nudibranchs and ultraviolet illumination to control marine biofouling”.

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Summer seminar, June 16th, 7pm, Rix Centre, Dr. Sean Rogers

Dr. Sean Rogers will speak about: “Integrating ecological genomic approaches to predict evolution in a changing world”.

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