Decorated Warbonnets (Chirolophis decoratus) in our display aquariums

Often hiding on our aquariums hoping that their furry heads give them camouflage or luring in prey – our charismatic Decorated Warbonnets are some of our favourite local species on display. Read the rest of this entry »

Why has commercial culture of cockles not taken off?

Basket Cockles

These native Basket (Nuttal’s) cockles (Clinocardium nuttallii) were recovered as wild recruits by-catch in an off-bottom research project in Deep Bay this December – that essentially means that they are approximately six months post settlement, a phenomenal growth potential. Somehow though, the potential of this species for aquaculture in BC as yet to be realized. Read the rest of this entry »

Lecture: Shellfish Aquaculture and Community in Baynes Sound

Harvest - afternoon tide


DEEP BAY MARINE FIELD STATION Read the rest of this entry »

Easy Assembly of our Next Gen Shellfish Rafts

We just finished building some more of or Next-Gen Shellfish Rafts and Max put the Go-Pro Camera on the roof of the RV Chetlo to document the construction.  Check out how they go together almost like Ikea (LOL).  Check below for a second video and more photos. Read the rest of this entry »

Field Trip! Chefs visit to Marine Harvest Salmon Farm

A couple weeks ago we facilitated a very fun end of semester field trip for our colleagues the Chef Instructors from the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island.  Read on for a photoessay Read the rest of this entry »

Overview Presentation about the Field Station

A new PowerPoint on slideshare about who we are and what we do.   Comments and Feedback welcome!

Can we address oyster seed issues? A discussion

CTV Vancouver Island in yesterday talking with Oyster growers Rob Tryon (aka @effingoyster) and Hollie Wood about what some are calling the BC Oyster Seed Crisis. Read the rest of this entry »