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Life at Hakai

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A Furry Treasure Trove of Information
September 23, 2016
by Josh Silberg
With fifty kilometers of coastline facing the open Pacific Ocean, all sorts of things wash up on Calvert Island. Japanese tsunami debris. Millions of jellyfish. Tangled clumps of kelp. But in late June, an unexpected ball of fur washed up that had Hakai scientists excited.
Hakai Partners with the Smithsonian Institution to Better Understand the World’s Oceans
September 09, 2016
by Josh Silberg
The Hakai Institute is the first Canadian partner in the Smithsonian-led Marine Global Earth Observatory—or MarineGEO. This partnership represents the natural next phase for the Hakai Institute, coordinating our research with like-minded organizations locally and around the world.
Calvert Island Footprints Featured in American Archaeology Magazine
September 09, 2016
by Josh Silberg
Archaeology journalist Tom Koppel joined Hakai Institute archaeologists as they returned to the site on Calvert Island where the oldest footprints in North America were found. The footprints’ story is featured in the Fall 2016 issue of American Archaeology.
A Game of Tagging Fish
September 06, 2016
by Raina Delisle
“I want a dolly,” a nine-year-old girl says as she splashes into the shallow water. But she’s not looking for a doll to play with; she wants to catch a Dolly Varden trout.
Hakai Olympics
August 19, 2016
by Josh Silberg
While some of world’s best athletes compete in Rio de Janeiro, another lesser-known sporting competition was taking place far to the north on the sands of West Beach on Calvert Island, British Columbia—the first annual Hakai Olympics.