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Stranded velella, relatives of sea jellies. Photo © Dan (Newslighter), via flickr and Creative Commons

Real-world event mirrors B-grade film alien horror

Nature Boy spent a few minutes dabbling his toes in the water at Willows Beach last week. “I don’t feel it,” he reported. “They say a great blob of warm ocean water has moved up to the northern coast. It appears to not have arrived at Willows.” “Maybe it’s something Read more →

Olympia Oyster. Photo © Deep Bay Marine Field Station, Vancouver Island University, www.viu/deepbay

Rare native molluscs return to an urban waterway

Beneath the quiet surface of the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet, life, death and survival play out in a drama affecting a rare, tasty B.C. marine species. The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the province. Once abundant from Alaska to Panama, it disappeared from much of Read more →