Posted: August 20, 2014
Posted: August 14, 2014
With “Shark Week” upon us and the release of yet another Sharknado movie, it is easy to think of sharks as stereotypical ‘marauders of the sea’. Sharks, however, are endlessly fascinating creatures that provide many insights into the workings of ecology and evolution.
Posted: July 26, 2014
I have just spent a week on Lake Aleknagik, part of the Wood River system that empties into Bristol Bay Alaska. Myself and two students (Shannan May-McNally and Allison Dennert) are collecting char for our own work, but are also helping with some sockeye salmon stream surveys out of the U of Washington camp on Lake Aleknagik.
Posted: July 14, 2014
A very Canadian West Coast cultural experience is starting again: blueberry season. Spot prawn season arrived and we will have local cherries soon.
Posted: July 8, 2014
Many organisms can generate or detect electrical discharges. One fish that has taken “electrogenesis” to a whole other level is the electric eel, Electrophorus electricus (which is not actually a true eel, but that is another story).
Posted: June 27, 2014
Vancouverites are fortunate to live in a city where we come into contact with nature. Rewilding Vancouver, an exhibit currently on display at the Museum of Vancouver, explores our beloved city’s relationship with nature in it’s past, present and future.
Posted: June 25, 2014
What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period where teams of volunteer scientists along with community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi and other organisms as possible in one particular area.
Posted: June 17, 2014
Look no further! The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has loads of things to do with kids of all ages. Discover Backyard Biodiversity at the Museum, take part in activities and learn about your own backyard.
Posted: June 11, 2014
We have some exciting news to share (which we hinted at on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Yesterday we received 4 wild sheep and 1 muskox as a donation to the Museum.
Posted: June 6, 2014
Like many of us growing up on the west coast, I have fond childhood memories of exploring the rainforests of coastal British Columbia. With youthful exuberance and imagination, the forest was transformed into a playground with endless adventure waiting beyond every stone, stump and tree.