Industry Research Meeting: Shellfish Hatchery and Ocean Acidification Feb. 12

New Algae Room HDR

TIME:                        10:00 – 14:00 February 12th, 2016
LOCATION:              Deep Bay Marine Field Station
COST:                        $15 to cover cost of catered lunch
REGISTRATION:     Please email brian.kingzett@viu.ca before Feb 5.

Note:  registration required to confirm catering
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VIU Deep Bay by the Numbers, an 18 Month Report

Moments after the dramatic unveiling.

It has always been our intention to produce an annual report at the end of every fiscal year. Mostly by the time the end of the year comes down we have been too busy moving forward to reflect on the year past and this goal has slipped by. The Field Station (DBMFS) is an experiment in itself, a reflection of the goal of VIU of to be the University of Coastal Communities, combining research, education, community engagement, extension, and sustainability in an off-campus facility with a goal of being financially self-sufficient.   The following report illustrates a variety of numbers relating to the last 18 months from April 1st, 2014 through to September 30, 2015 and is an excerpt from a larger report that was prepared for internal university use.  Read the rest of this entry »

Good-bye Olivia and thanks for all the fun!

Releasing Olivia

This weekend we released our resident Giant Pacific Octopus ‘Olivia” on the experimental farm just a few 100 metres from where she was collected earlier this summer.   Olivia had been teaching us much about octopus behavior and we were all deeply attached to her.  Although she was well within the size range for healthy care in aquariums we felt that it was time to let her go and start again with a smaller specimen. Read the rest of this entry »

Book your Christmas Party Now!

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Consider holding your Christmas Party at Deep Bay Marine Station this year!

Are you looking for an amazing venue for you Christmas Party?  Book your Party where fabulous food and Baynes Sound‎ meet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers’ Professional Development Day

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For more information about workshops and schedule Click here.

Sunday Brunch

November 1st

Make your reservations now to join us for Sunday Brunch Buffet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Chilled Fruit Juice; Fresh Coffee or Tea; Seasonal Fruit; Fresh Pastries. Special weekly Crepes, French Toast, or Waffles. Gourmet Eggs Benny served 3 ways; Smoked Salmon, Country Style or Vegetarian.

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Cost: $20 per person, includes admission to the station

Reservations are Required. Call 250-740-6611 to reserve. We can accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.

Reserve early as this popular event sells out!

Tea by the Sea

Join us for high tea including a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and other goodies prepared our chef. Tea by the Sea is served every Tuesday throughout spring and summer and on select Tuesdays during the fall and winter.

Upcoming Tea by the Sea dates: Sept. 29th, Oct 20 (Special Harvest Tea), Nov. 17, Dec. 8 (Special Christmas Tea), Dec. 15 (Special Christmas Tea)

Tea includes admission to the Station. Enjoy stunning views of Baynes Sound, and tour the Station to learn about marine science through colourful exhibits, large public aquaria and touch tanks teeming with marine life collected from BC waters.

Proceeds from Tea by the Sea benefit Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s education programs.

View the Menu.  We are happy to provide substitutions for any dietary restrictions with advance notice at time of booking.

Reservations are required. Call 250.740.6611 to reserve early as this popular event often sells out!

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