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Feb 7, 2011
Our Folger Pinnacle instrument platform is now up and running after a team of divers plugged in the extension cable connecting it to Folger Passage node and the rest of the NEPTUNE Observatory last week. Glenn Hafey of Pelagic Technologies made the actual connection after he and his 4-man team dove 23m to the platform from the Bamfield Marine Science Centre’s 9.8m aluminum dive support boat, the Barkley Star.
Dec 16, 2010
Although underwater sound pollution is suspected to have many negative impacts on marine life, pinning them down is not so easy. To do so, we need to better understand when and why marine animals use different types of vocalizations and how they mentally process the sounds they hear.
Nov 16, 2010
The JOIDES Resolution research drillship, a key vessel in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), was docked in Victoria this summer for three months of refit work before heading out on two cruises in July and September
Jun 21, 2010
This East Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) was observed by our camera in Saanich Inlet. This octopus is found from the southern Gulf of California to the Gulf of Alaska. O. rubescens generally grows to a mantle length of 8-10 cm and up to 400 gm.
Mar 4, 2010
On Saturday, Feb. 27 2010, 0634UTC, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile. A tsunami advisory was issued for the BC coast. According to the USGS, "this earthquake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. The two plates are converging at a rate of 70 mm per year. The earthquake occurred as thrust-faulting on the interface between the two plates, with the Nazca plate moving down and landward below the South American plate."
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