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A New Northern Node for Ice and Snow Studies
The Hakai Institute is headed north. October 12, 2018 marked the opening of the new Hakai Cryosphere Node—a center for research focused on ice and snow studies at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.
Investigating the Mysterious Seaweed Die-Off
After a particularly poor seaweed harvest on the BC coast, a collaborative team investigates the potential cause while planning for the future.
A Dry Measurement That’s Worth the Weight
Not all science is glamorous. Science often requires repeated, monotonous measurements to test a hypothesis. So, day after day, a team of diligent scientists completed a mundane task, so others in the future may not have to.
The Blob Hides in the Deep
Fall is nearly here and, for most of us, that means the end of the summer heatwave. In the waters of British Columbia, however, the seasonal cycle is stuck. A marine heatwave began more than four years ago and new research suggests it won’t be disappearing anytime soon.
Hakai Videos in the Wild
Time flies when you’re making videos about flies (and other scientific matters). And now our science and natural history videos are used in aquaria, museums, and classrooms across Canada.