The Hakai Institute conducts long-term scientific research at remote locations on the coastal margin of British Columbia, Canada.
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Q: What looks like a squishy stegosaurus, catches food with a frilly hat, and smells like watermelons?
A: Let us introduce you to the hooded nudibranch!
The coffee hadn’t kicked in yet, but there is an unspoken excitement in the air despite the constant drizzle working its way through well-worn Gore-Tex. The tide is dropping to low, and this team of a dozen scientists has biodiversity to study.
Rainforests in coastal British Columbia contribute a lot more to the ocean than we thought.
Every skeleton has its own personal story. When an old male sea otter washed up on Calvert Island, Hakai scientists sprung into action and recovered its body. After 150 meticulous hours rebuilding his skeleton, he takes his final dive.
We are part of the Tula Foundation, which is governed by three core values: solid science, community engagement, and social justice.
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