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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.

An Ad-Dock Solution
September 07, 2017
by Josh Silberg
The fate of the Hakai Institute's old dock ramp from Calvert Island was up in the air as it left the island on a barge as scrap. Then our Quadra Island neighbors came with a proposal.
The Great Flush
August 25, 2017
by Josh Silberg
Coastal landscapes are influenced by nutrients that come from the oceans. But the land does its share of sharing too. Never underestimate the power of a small stream.
Long Ones, Short Ones, Fat Ones, Skinny Ones, Itsy, Bitsy Polychaete Worms
August 08, 2017
by Adrienne Mason
Worms often elicit disgust. But the marine worms in the vials and dishes stacked on Leslie Harris’s desk could make anyone a wormophile. The absolute number of worm species around Calvert Island will likely never be answered. But Harris is giving it her best shot.
That’s a Species I’ve Never Met Before
August 04, 2017
by Josh Silberg
Two of the three weeks of the Hakai-MarineGEO bioblitz are in the books. Over 1,000 species so far and there are bound to be more discoveries to come.
Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship
July 11, 2017
by Margot Hessing-Lewis
Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship focused on the physiological ecology of a human-harvested seaweed.

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