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Two Postdoc Opportunities with Hakai and UBC
January 15, 2018
by Brian Hunt, Colleen Kellogg
Applications are invited to the following two postdoctoral positions based at the University of British Columbia within the Marine Food Webs Working Group of the Hakai Coastal Initiative.
Hakai Dive December: Greatest Hits
January 04, 2018
by Josh Silberg, Grant Callegari
#HakaiDiveDecember is in the rearview mirror. But don’t despair if you missed out! We’ve compiled our favorite 12 tweets from the past month featuring underwater photos from our winter dive trip to the Central Coast of British Columbia.
The Future of Field Guides
December 07, 2017
by Josh Silberg
The grips on your gumboots give way under foot as a slippery blade of seaweed threatens to plunge you off the rocky shoreline into the cold waters of the Pacific. But what kind of seaweed is to blame? Now, a new phone app can help you find out!
Mapping British Columbia’s Deflating Glaciers
November 08, 2017
by Josh Silberg
When the Hakai Institute expanded our research umbrella, we started at the top—BC’s coastal glaciers and snowpack. And when it came to methods, we went straight to the obvious tool to study ice and snow—lasers.
Just What Lives on the Rocks of Calvert Island?
October 05, 2017
by Josh Silberg
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.

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