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10 Ways to Catch Insects
August 06, 2018 by Katrina Pyne
Insects and spiders crawl, fly, and scurry over the islands of the BC Central Coast. But how many species live here? That's what an intrepid group of scientists is trying to find out at the 2018 terrestrial bioblitz on Calvert Island. Crawlers, flyers, and hiders each warrant a different strategy. Here are 10 creative capture methods.
BioBlitz
January 23, 2018 by Josh Silberg, Meigan Henry, Grant Callegari
1000s of Bugs, 100 Islands, 1 Happy Entomologist
December 14, 2017 by Meigan Henry, Grant Callegari
Crystal Ernst is on a mission to find and catalogue all of the tiny creatures that creep, crawl, and fly around the Central Coast of British Columbia.
An Old Sea Otter’s Final Dive
August 04, 2017 by Grant Callegari, Josh Silberg
Every skeleton has its own personal story. In late June 2016, an unexpected carcass washed up near our ecological observatory on Calvert Island—an old male sea otter that our scientists knew from their research. And now, after 150 meticulous hours rebuilding his skeleton, he takes his final dive.
Go with the Flow
May 15, 2017 by Meigan Henry, Grant Callegari
Water can move mountains, one piece at a time. These fragments get carried downstream, often washing down into the sea. Many of the tiniest coastal ocean creatures can trace their food sources back to these nutrients coming off the land. But how much nutrient-laden water enters the ocean? A team of scientists and engineers set out to wire a small corner of a remote landscape with a clever idea and a pinch of salt.

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