Summer Camps at Deep Bay Marine Field Station!

Interested in Marine Biology? We have four weeks of science-based summer camps this July and August. We have some tasty treats, messy experiments and aquatic based activities planned. Space is limited, register early with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Register for one day or for the whole week $55/1 or $250/week

See below for more information.

SUMMER CAMP POSTER FINAL

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RDN Active Living Guide 

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 »

Grey Whale exhibit one step closer as remains exhumed from Beecher Bay

Yup, we did it – check out our preliminary timelapse above. and more information below Read the rest of this entry »

Raise a Whale Project surpasses halfway point!

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We’re past the half way point on our fundraising campaign for our Raise and Whale and Inspire Generations Project! Read on for our press release and learn about some of our great donors! Read the rest of this entry »

Oysters 101: An Evening of Oyster Fun for Oyster Lovers SOLD OUT!

Fanny Bay Oysters with Horseradish Mignonette
Join us at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station for an evening of oysters and oyster lore. Did you know that the ancient Greek Naturalist Pliny the Elder was an oyster farmer? That Napoleon ate oysters before battle? Why oysters are considered an aphrodisiac? That there were as many oyster bars in Victoria in the late 1800’s as there are today? That beds of oysters were “discovered” in Comox in 1866? What makes a great oyster and how do you shuck one? What makes a great oyster wine? Part educational seminar, part cooking class, part oyster bar, this casual evening will be all fun! Read the rest of this entry »

Unlocking coastal B.C.’s blue carbon opportunities – We sign important MOU with BC Government and Project Watershed

Blue Carbon MOU signing 13.04.09

We had a cool windy day up on the Comox estuary with our great friends at Project Watershed as we signed a three way Memorandum of Understanding between ourselves (VIU), Project Watershed and the BC Government (via, Ministry of Environment and the Climate Action Secretariat to work together to investigate “Blue Carbon” and its role of estuaries in sequestering carbon.

Above: “Project Watershed’s Dr. Paul Horgen, Minister of Environment Hon. Terry Lake and VIU President Dr. Ralph Nilson sign MOU at Courtenay Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

Setting up for Art Show this week!

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A busy day here today as Art & Design students get ready for “EXPLORATIONS” the BA Visual Arts Graduating Exhibition 2013. Opening reception is this Saturday, 1pm – 4pm. Art will remain on display at the station until Apr 30th…Come check it out! Read the rest of this entry »