Saanich Inlet is one of the best-studied marine basins in the world. The combination of easy access and unusual features has attracted researchers to this glacially carved fjord since the 1930’s. A unique feature is the combination of geography, dense plankton populations, and deep water that is a natural “dead zone”—an area depleted in oxygen. Once a year, in the late summer or early fall, oxygen is restored. The result is a fascinating study area for biologists, chemists, and sedimentologists.
In June 2014, Ocean Networks Canada (...Read more