Shannon Mendt, a Masters student from Thompson Rivers University, is investigating the effect that energy reserves have on the mortality of juvenile intertidal invertebrates.
BMSC Scientific Diving class goes under to explore the effects of handling and captivity on red sea urchins.
Today we were informed that Tomonari Kaji, a BMSC researcher and friend, has unexpectedly passed away.
On growing a beautiful shell: How do snails coordinate the placement of shell sculpture?
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!
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!
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…
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…
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
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 University of Alberta undergraduate student, during our 2017 Biology of Marine Fishes course (co-taught by Tim Higham and Sean Rogers), caught…