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The answer to a long-standing mystery regarding the function of lamellose snail shell sculpture results in publication of BMSC undergraduate research

Although the frilled dogwinkle (Nucella lamellosa) is a well-studied intertidal snail, questions have remained regarding the purpose of some variations in shell form found commonly in individuals of this species. The function of axial lamellae, an external shell structure giving some individuals of this species a frilled appearance, has remained a mystery. As a part…

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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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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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In the sea, do sperm from different males directly compete for eggs, and do eggs have a choice??

Our 2012 Science Diving class was part of the field crew to assist with Dr. Levitan’s research.

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Our undergraduate experiential learning results in significant discovery about predicting biodiversity.

This new study, published online today, is the result of data collected by our undergraduate students as part of their field course, Coastal Community Ecology.

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Targeting high quality adult habitat important for rockfish protection & MPA design

Two recent studies published in MEPS give new insight into rockfish population dynamics in Barkley Sound with 7 years of survey data.

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Dynamic flume testing at BMSC provides insights into marine hydrokinetic turbine blade performance

Research conducted at the Fluid Dynamics Lab at BMSC contributes to marine hydrokinetic turbine technology.

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Implications of asymmetrical gain and loss of barnacle feeding appendages

Asymmetrical gain and loss of barnacle feeding appendages, in terms of ease or time lag of development, identifies a new cost associated with developmentally plastic change.

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A novel mechanism controlling heart rate in the ancestral Pacific hagfish

This study documents the discovery of a novel control pathway to increase heart rate, and is the first to report a chordate heart implicating HCO3 stimulation of intracellular sAC to produce cAMP and stimulate the spontaneous heartbeat.

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