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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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Humans unknowingly consume a lot of microplastics

Microplastic particles can easily sneak into our bodies undetected through food or when we breathe air containing microplastics, says BMSC Alunmus, Kieran Cox, a UVic marine biology PhD candidate in Francis Juanes’ lab.

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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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Undergraduate experiential learning leads to peer review publication

BMSC Scientific Diving class goes under to explore the effects of handling and captivity on red sea urchins.

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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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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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