Final Report: Monitoring of Drift Seaweed and Harvest in Central Strait of Georgia 2014/15

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We have released our final report on studying the drift seaweed and its harvest south of Deep Bay last winter!  You can download the final report prepared for the BC Ministry of Agriculture at this link:VIUCSR Beach Wrack Monitoring 2014-15 Final Report150522bk. If you are interested in this issue we urge you to please download the full report.  The Executive Summary from the report follows below the jump.  We anticipate that we will hold a community reporting session at the Field Station this summer to present the research of ourselves and others. Read the rest of this entry »

Field Station Researchers ask public for help with local study

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Seen any of these on the local beaches of Bowser or Deep Bay area?  We’re looking for help with part of our Seaweed Study from residents of Bowser and Deep Bay. Read the rest of this entry »

Research – Studying Drift Seaweed on Central Vancouver Island

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At the request of BC Ministry of Agriculture, the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station is documenting the ecological activities around the distribution of wrack and the harvest activities of the introduced algae Mazzaella japonica during the 2014/15 harvest season. This information will provide managers, community and harvesters with information that will help assess the local environmental effects of this activity. Read the rest of this entry »