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Visiting Teaching Opportunity – Marine Behavioural Ecology

Come teach exceptional students in a hands-on coastal learning environment. Take advantage of a fleet of boats, an extensive flow-through seawater system, helpful support staff, and unparalleled access to diverse coastal habitats. We are looking for an instructor to teach Marine Behavioural Ecology (July 2-19, 2019). Our Summer Semester courses are immersive, requiring…

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Visiting Teaching Opportunity – Science Communication

Come teach exceptional students in a hands-on coastal learning environment.

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Invasive European green crabs in Barkley Sound demonstrate faster attack rates and handling times for prey

Appetite for destruction: Invasive European green crabs in Barkley Sound eat faster and grow bigger

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Hook-induced injuries hamper suction feeding performance in marine shiner perch

Recreational fishing is popular throughout the world and has significant socioeconomic impacts. Catch-and-release fishing is beneficial for a number of reasons, but the immediate impact of hook removal is poorly understood. Melissa Thompson, a student in the 2017 Biology of Marine Fishes course (co-taught by Tim Higham and Sean Rogers) at the Bamfield Marine Sciences…

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New research on the genetics of behaviour and biomechanics in fishes at the BMSC

Multiple body parts must work together to accomplish a task. For example, the coordination of visual and locomotor systems is critical for animals that hunt for food. For fishes, both swimming and feedings systems must work together to ┬ácapture prey. How this process impacts survival, or how it differs depending on ecological conditions, is…

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BMSC Marine Invertebrate Zoology student observations inspires range expansion publication

Typically found on the wave-exposed sandy beaches of California and Oregon, the Pacific sand crab, Emerita analoga, was first noticed by our Marine Invertebrate Zoology students on Keeha Beach in 2016, leading to a publication by instructors, Dr. Mar Wonham (Quest U) and Dr. Mike Hart (SFU).

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Dr. Matthew Morris wins best thesis award in Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary

Dr. Matthew Morris, Dr. Sean Rogers’ recent PhD graduate, has won an award for best thesis in Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Congratulations Matthew!

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This ship is sailing! Thank you John for your 19 years of excellence!

Thank you John Richards, for your 19 years of excellence, overseeing marine operations at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

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