During the final days of Ocean Networks Canada's month-long expedition on board the CCGS Tully, award-winning science journalist Bob McDonald caught up with the research vessel at Bamfield, a tiny port on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
As host of CBC radio’s weekly national science show Quirks and Quarks since 1992, Bob has spent decades helping Canadians understand science.
In late May, he spent a day on board the Tully as it explored the low-oxygen waters of Effingham Inlet, a narrow fjord in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Bob chronicled his visit as part of Quirks & Quarks' final episode before their summer break, a special podcast-only show which aired in late June.
Ocean Networks Canada would like to thank Bob McDonald, the Quirks & Quarks team and CBC Radio for sharing a day in the life of “Canada’s unique laboratory under the sea” while on expedition in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
Visit the Q&Q site to listen to the episode: Part 4 runs 13 minutes.
The Tully Daily Cruise log (May 18) includes Bob’s visit.
Explore the Tully Expedition.
Did you know? Bamfield is also home of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.