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A UBC-led research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events.


Experts, including IOF's Deng Palomares, debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

An awareness program focused on the preservation of this species in South Florida is underway.

She will serve as the Committee's global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee.

The award-winning ocean conservation film will screen at UBC on April 28, 2017. RSVP REQUIRED.

William Cheung
The Wall Scholars Research Award will allow Dr. Cheung to spend one year in residence at the Institute in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

They addressed Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending captivity of whales and dolphins), in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

Bacteria including salmonella and fungi such as penicillium were found in the whales.

This event combined art and science to raise awareness of Pacific herring’s role in BC marine ecosystems, aboriginal communities, and commercial fisheries.