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Life at Hakai

Come and explore the inside world of a world class research institute perched on the remote west coast of Canada.

Are Seagrass Meadows Wasting Away?
November 01, 2018
by Jonathan Kellogg
During a low tide on the BC Central Coast, a scientist slowly draws seagrass through her fingers, one blade at a time. She’s looking for the telltale marks of disease.
A New Northern Node for Ice and Snow Studies
October 17, 2018
by Josh Silberg
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
October 11, 2018
by Jonathan Kellogg
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
September 27, 2018
by Josh Silberg
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
September 13, 2018
by Jonathan Kellogg
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.