Monthly Archives: April 2012

Time to “socialize”!

We are pleased to introduce our Herring School social science researchers that are currently up in beautiful Bella Bella: Alisha Gauvreau (Master’s Candidate, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU), Jennifer Silver (Assistant Professor, University of Guelph), and Maria Shallard … Continue reading

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Hakai

Now that we’re finished with our northern sites around Bella Bella, we’ve moved to the Hakai Research Institute on Calvert Island. Hakai is proving support for our research at the Southern sites: Kwakume Inlet, Kildidt Sound (SW of Goodlad Bay) … Continue reading

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Milestones

April 19th, 2012 Great news!! We have finished monitoring five sites around Bella Bella, meaning we dove each of them five times over a two and a half week period. This is a welcome achievement as five sites was originally … Continue reading

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You often hear it on the local VHF radio talk. “There’s lotsa marine life up XX inlet, just past XXX Cove”.  All the locals here know that’s a sure sign of a herring activity in the area.  We’re quantify this well … Continue reading

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Herring roe eyes

I like to think I’ve developed eyes for sighting herring roe on the shoreline.  The tell-tale sign is that the high intertidal seaweed, called Fucus, or Rockweed, looks clumped and slightly white.  I think it looks a bit like dreadlocks. … Continue reading

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Photo Update

With our first day on land in quite a while, we have been able to access the internet and upload some much overdue photos. Sorry to keep you waiting, enjoy! Spawn down South in Kwakume – shores are radiating with … Continue reading

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Spawn Patrol

Things here in Bella Bella have been great for our dive team. Herring have been spawning over the past week and a half, allowing us to set up five different sites to monitor over the coming weeks for egg loss. … Continue reading

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