- This database supports research and teaching at BMSC.
- Data covers the period 1972 to present, and include information about plants and animals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments of Barkley Sound.
- Animals collected for research or teaching must be recorded in this database.
- Noteworthy observations, both positive and negative, are now reported via INaturalist. Please contact the Associate Director, Education or BMSC Communications for details.
Alternatively, print and fill out the PDF (link below) and submit a hard copy, or scan and email to the Animal Care Coordinator.
The herbarium includes plants from Barkley Sound, in addition to a few international algae specimens. The collection includes algae, vascular plants, lichens, moss, and fungi. Most specimens were collected during the late 1960s, as BMSC was being established. Students and researches continue to add specimens, helping to establish a baseline of biodiversity in Barkley Sound.
In addition, BMSC holds a copy of:
Phycotheca Boreali-Americana: A collection of dried specimens of the algae of North America. 1895 to 1919.
BMSC Zoology Museum
The Zoology Museum includes primarily fish and invertebrates of Barkley Sound. Most are preserved in jars. There is also a collection of dry mollusc shells and marine mammal teeth. Students and researchers continue to contribute specimens, helping establish a baseline of biodiversity in Barkley Sound.