Can I collect marine animals for course use?

Before collecting animals, you must have a permission from an Animal Care Coordinator, your TA or your Instructor and have a proper holding facility (sea-table) prepared.

You must follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various collection and holding methods. SOPs can be found on the BMSC website. Animal Care Standard Operating Procedures

You must record all collections. You will receive instructions from the Animal Care department.

It is prohibited to collect organisms for sport or personal consumption.

It is prohibited to collect organisms from First Nations Reserves, National Park Reserve, Brady’s Beach and active ‘FieldResearch Sites’ (see map in library for more information).