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BMSC Statement regarding the tragic bus accident

The dedicated staff at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and the community of Bamfield are profoundly saddened by the news that two students have passed away as a result of a bus crash mid-Island on the way to study at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre.

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Who’s producing the beautiful & inspiring BMSC videos?

Leya Tess Anderson is the artist behind the beautiful videos featuring our 2019 summer field courses.

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We welcome Dr. Kaitlin Gallagher, the recipient of the 2019 BMSC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kaitlin will be joining the BMSC in August under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Cameron (Université de Montréal) to study the sea lice of Pacific salmon, and whales.

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Introducing BMSC researcher, MSc student Shannon Mendt

Shannon Mendt, a Masters student from Thompson Rivers University, is investigating the effect that energy reserves have on the mortality of juvenile intertidal invertebrates.

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With great sadness we inform you of the loss of our friend and colleague, Tomonari Kaji

Today we were informed that Tomonari Kaji, a BMSC researcher and friend, has unexpectedly passed away.

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How do snails grow complex shells?

On growing a beautiful shell: How do snails coordinate the placement of shell sculpture?

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Community BioBlitz at Pachena Bay, Sat. May 11, 9am

Join BMSC, Huu-ay-aht, and Pacific Rim NPR at Pachena Bay, Saturday May 11 for the Community Bioblitz! Learn about our local biodiversity and contribute to the knowledge of the natural world around us!

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Dr. Stephanie Green Awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship!

Dr. Green is the 4th person ever from the U of A to receive this fellowship, which is awarded annually (since 1955) in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Congratulations Dr. Green!

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BMSC Animal Care Committee Gears up for 2019 Research and Teaching Season

Good Afternoon Researchers, Professors, Students, BMSC affiliates and enthusiasts, Please see the letter from the BMSC Animal Care Committee (BACC) which outlines the progress and future outlook of our animal ethics and care program, certification by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and our continuing facility and institutional improvements. The Bamfield Marine…

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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  capture prey. How this process impacts survival, or how it differs depending on ecological conditions, is…

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