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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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Animal Care – Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide a detailed description of commonly used procedures. SOPs may be used as part of an AUP application so long as the protocol is referenced and attached. Any deviation from the SOP must be clearly described and justified. The following SOPs (PDF’s) are for some of the most common…
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Peter Harrington

I am a mathematical biologist who is interested in using analytical tools from mathematics to better understand ecological systems. I’m a PhD candidate in Applied Math at the University of Alberta, supervised by Mark Lewis. My PhD project is focused on the factors that affect the spread of sea louse parasites between salmon farms. As…

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Sonya Buyting

  Sonya Buyting loves to talk about science — a love she says has helped shape her entire career. Sonya is an award-winning science journalist, producer, and occasional senior producer and guest host for CBC’s weekly national radio science show, Quirks & Quarks. She’s also worked on other

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Dick and Leona Peter Student Bursary

Dr. Peter was born in 1943 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He obtained his BSc from the University of Calgary in 1965 and his PhD in 1969 from the University of Washington. After his post-doctoral studies, he took up an academic appointment at the University of Alberta. Dr. Peter served two terms as Chair of the…
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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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Tina Podlasly

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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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Nick Gauthier

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