The BC Parks iNaturalist project is rolling along, now with over 233,000 observations of over 6,465 species! Anyone can contribute using the free app from @inaturalist- more than 4000 people have already added their observations 😀🦉🌸🌿🕷️�inaturalist.org/projects/bc-pa…xHsrBiA9iP5
An invasive blood-sucking parasite that has decimated mud shrimp populations along the West Coast continues its northward expansion, reaching Calvert Island, British Columbia. The find suggests the parasite can spread without human transport.
Seagrass: Life in the Underwater Meadows
"Schools of baby fish hide within the grassy maze as emerald sea slugs graze algae off the blades. Seagrass is an ocean-dwelling flowering plant, which provides a home for countless creatures."
youtu.be/uRnFLujT368 via @HakaiInstitute
Hermit 🦀 have protections around their claws and legs, but their backends are decidedly squishy.
An empty shell makes a perfect armored mobile home, but they might have to fight for it.
Check out our latest Hakai Wild!
Ever wonder what that 🌿, 🍄, 🐝, 🐸, 🦆, 🕷, 🐟, 🐍, 🐢, 🦇, 🐌, or 🦀 might be?
Check out our late@inaturalist@inaturalist and find out how an app can answer your question (and contribute to science alongyoutube.com/watch?v=AfDocf…o/GazSCrzLKS
Come work with us! Post-doc through @HakaiInstitute to work on integrated and hierarchical statistical models of kelp in the Pacific Northwest. Min salary $50K CAD + benefits. hakai.org/postdoc-kelp-m…
Ever been baffled by a 🐦 call, stumped by a 🐸, or wondered what that 🌿 is?
Record your nature observations wi@inaturalistist to answer your questions and contribute to science at the same time!
Check out how we're using iNat in BC and join inyoutube.com/watch?v=AfDocf…LKS
Glaciers in western Canada are feeling loved this summer. Note difference in snow-covered areas between 2015 and 2020. Our lidar/hyperspectral surveys using the @HakaiInstitute@UNBC ACO start next week. @GWFutures@NSIDC@NatGeo
Sea stars juuuust after entering adulthood following life as a larva floating in the plankton
1 - Velcro star
2 - Sunflower star
3 - Slime star
4 - Sesame seed
Not many identifiable features at this size. That's where DNA comes in*!
*sesame seed identified by taste
I'm really proud of this BC Parks project: from 17,000 observations of 2765 species in May 2019 to 200,000 observations of over 6000 species in August 2020, we're learning lots about biodiversity in British Columbia. Use @inaturalist! inaturalist.org/projects/bc-pa…
Mud shrimp play an outsized role as essential ecosystem engineers in the mudflats they call home—but now, the spread of an invasive parasite is threatening the mud shrimp’s future on the B.C. coast.
What's your favourite mountain? I think mine is Mt. Waddington (tallest BC Mtn. not shared with AK). Was fortunate to recently visit area with Bill Floyd to service a weather station that is part of @UNBC@HakaiInstitute@VIUniversity cryosphere node.
Ever find a rubbery collar of sand on the beach?
It may look human-made, but the culprit is a gargantuan gastropod called a moon snail!
These predators are also responsible for those perfect beveled holes you find on clam shells.