New research challenges widely held assumptions about historical sea otter populations with implications for conservation policy and Indigenous reconciliation.
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Marine stickleback have repeatedly invaded freshwater environments. On the Pacific coast of Canada, freshwater lakes are colder during the winter than the ocean – so how do marine stickleback invaders survive?
Take a journey with us, and discover what has been happening at the “BMSC during COVID”.
Ocean acidification / coralline algae paper a collaboration among Alumni from four of our member universities
Contrary to theoretical expectations, calcification does NOT always protect coralline algae from herbivory – species and shape matters!
The role that differing environments play on the major processes that eDNA undergoes between organism and collection, with recommendations for eDNA practitioners.
BMSC Alumna, Brett Howard (SFU) and authors, report that the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, significantly reduces the density of ecologically important marine plant ecosystems.
Microplastic particles can easily sneak into our bodies undetected through food or when we breathe air containing microplastics, says BMSC Alunmus, Kieran Cox, a UVic marine biology PhD candidate in Francis Juanes’ lab.
BMSC Scientific Diving class goes under to explore the effects of handling and captivity on red sea urchins.
On growing a beautiful shell: How do snails coordinate the placement of shell sculpture?
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…