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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a not-for-profit, registered Canadian charity.


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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a world-class teaching and research facility located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Marine Centre supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world.

Explore the diversity of this dynamic coastal environment, from exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests.

Educational support for BMSC students amidst Covid-19

Message from the Director, Dr. Sean Rogers

Dear friends,  

Upon carefully considering the unfolding situation with COVID19, ongoing recommendations from public health, and the remote nature of the Bamfield community, BMSC has decided that we will not be hosting on-site university courses or field trips until April 2021, at the earliest. We believe this is the best course of action to protect our students, protect our staff, and the small populations of Bamfield and Anacla. In the coming months, we will be working to evaluate how many visitors we can safely welcome to our campus in the future. At present, we are only welcoming and supporting researchers with critical research programs.

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Predicting the fate of eDNA in the environment and implications for studying biodiversity

The role that differing environments play on the major processes that eDNA undergoes between organism and collection, with recommendations for eDNA practitioners.

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