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 »

Wildlife Art Show: From Fin to Feather – Art from the Shores of the Salish Sea

Sponsored by the Salish Sea Market

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March 10 – April 14th, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Opening Reception Date TBA

Admission (Includes admission to the station to see our aquariums and touch tanks)
Adults: $5
Children 12 and under: free

In anticipation of the arrival of the herring, there is a tangible increase in energy and diversity of wildlife within our coastal waters and shore-lined forests. Come view and invest your appreciation of local Salish Sea artists as they capture the essence of this exciting yearly event within their realms of clay, paint, metal, glass and wood.

Art will be for sale and include a public judging contest.

Spring Film and Lecture Series: Paula Wild – The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous

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Thursday April 3rd, 2014
Presentation 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Come early to check out our aquariums and touch tanks. Tickets include admission to the station. Gourmet snacks and treats will be available for purchase before the presentation:

Grilled local shrimp and chorizo kbab- chipo lime sauce- 6$
Black bean, roast pepper and cheese quesidillas – pico de galllo-6$
Fresh corn tortillas and guacamole- 4$
Chocolate diablo cookies- 2$
Lime pie- $4

Tickets $10 in advance at:
Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Bowser BC
The Salish Sea Market, Bowser BC
The Courtyard Cafe, Qualicum BC

Deep Bay Marine Field Station and the Brant Wildlife Festival invite you to join author Paula Wild for a presentation about her fascinanting book: The Cougar:Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous. Vancouver Island and its surrounding islands have the highest density of cougars in North America, as well as the most aggressive cougar population. Join Paula Wild for a slideshow presentation and talk about our evolving relationship with cougars, and sharing our environment with this enigmatic and sometimes frightening predator, to be followed by a book signing.

Spring Film & Speaker Series: Tessa Danelesko – Wild Whales: What’s in our Waters?

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Thursday April 24th 2014
Presentation 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Come early to check out our aquariums and touch tanks. Tickets include admission to the station.
Gourmet snacks and treats will be available for purchase before the presentation:

Black bean, Grilled Veggie and Cheese Quesadillas $6
Creamed Leek & Local Smoked Cheese Baked Oysters $6
Curried Chicken Croissant $6
Belgium Chocolate Mouse with Fresh Berries $4
Fresh all butter cookies $2

Tickets $10 in advance at:
Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Bowser BC
The Salish Sea Market, Bowser BC
The Courtyard Cafe, Qualicum BC

If you’ve seen the misty blow of a whale or the fin of a dolphin recently, find out why the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network wants to know! Discover the whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles that inhabit B.C. waters during a presentation by Tessa Danelesko sponsored by the Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research Program.

Find out which species are commonly seen around Vancouver Island, their unique histories, the threats they face and how to help. Learn how coastal citizens become citizen scientists by participating in marine conservancy and research through the Sightings Network. Get ready to be informed and inspired!

“Explorations” Graduating Visual Art Student Show April 10-30

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Vancouver Island University’s graduating Visual Arts students are excited to announce the dates of their upcoming show “Explorations”  April 10-30. Read the rest of this entry »