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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.

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.
Stitching Together the Data Quilt
April 13, 2017
by Nancy Shackelford
Hakai researchers are stitching together their maps to create a single image of the coast from mountaintop to ocean floor. And ecologists can't wait to use the results.
Sea Otter Return Likely Won’t Harm Abalone Recovery
March 23, 2017
by Ami Kingdon
What if there are two endangered species in the same habitat, but one of them eats the other? That’s the conundrum presented by sea otters and abalone.
Practicing Safe Science
March 09, 2017
by Josh Silberg
When you work at remote field stations, safety and a solid knowledge of first aid is paramount. As the main field season begins ramping up in March, the nearshore science team are on Quadra Island to ensure they’re all prepared should the unexpected happen. That means practice.