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Quadra Island Ocean Monitoring

Oceanographic monitoring in the northern Strait of Georgia and Discovery Islands

The Hakai Institute’s Quadra field station is situated at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia, a water mass that represents a key rearing habitat for juvenile fish, and a hub for industry, transport, recreation and habitation on the British Columbia coast. The Quadra Field station is ideally located to access Sutil Channel and the Discovery Islands. Weekly monitoring across a subset of core stations provides high temporal resolution observations of ocean physics, chemistry, and planktonic food web structure and function. An expanded grid of stations is sampled on a monthly basis provide the enhanced spatial coverage needed to tease apart regional dynamics.

Oceanography Sampling Stations

Right click arrow to view legend. Right click on station points to view metadata.