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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.

It’s Pick-up Time for HAK1-A
July 10, 2017
by Josh Silberg
Submerged beneath the waves, a specialized piece of equipment resembles a sort of scientific Christmas tree. Scientific instruments hang like ornaments along the heavy line down to a depth of 140 meters. Now, scientists will finally get to open a year’s-worth of data presents.
An Old Sea Otter’s Final Dive
July 04, 2017
by Grant Callegari, Josh Silberg
Every skeleton has its own personal story. When an old male sea otter washed up on Calvert Island, Hakai scientists sprung into action and recovered its body for further research. Now, after 150 meticulous hours rebuilding its skeleton, the Hakai Institute has its latest work of art.
Taking Stock of Life in Transitioning Kelp Forests
June 26, 2017
by Raina Delisle
As rocky reef monitoring enters its fifth year this week, we look back at highlights from last year’s survey.
Honored by the University of Victoria
June 16, 2017
by Josh Silberg
Hakai Institute co-founder and vice president Christina Munck received an honorary doctor of science yesterday from the University of Victoria (UVic) during their spring 2017 convocation ceremonies.
Hakai Caribbean Adventure
June 14, 2017
by Josh Silberg
There may not be coral reefs or mangrove forests in British Columbia. But like the Hakai Institute, this research station in Panama is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s MarineGEO network. Travel to the Caribbean and see how marine scientists track coastal change in the tropics.