May 26, 2023 | 3:01AM - 3:01AM | PST | Online

Marine Science at its best: the Hakai Institute and Tula Foundation

Photo credit:

Josh Silberg from the Hakai Institute.

Boaters who ply the waters of Northern British Columbia may be familiar with the beautiful beaches near Pruth Bay, home to the Hakai Institute ecological observatory, and the Institute’s sister site at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Boaters who have used the complimentary dinghy dock at Pruth Bay and hiked the trails have long appreciated the WiFi connection from the Institute for important weather updates. What boaters might not be as familiar with is the extensive research conducted by the Hakai Institute under the umbrella of the Tula Foundation.

Did you know that Hakai works together with scientists at Friday Harbor Marine Labs on San Juan Island; works in conjunction with Canadian and U.S. universities; and government agencies? Trans-boundary work has expanded greatly now that the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-30) has begun. The UN has asked the Tula Foundation to organize a “Regional Collaborative Center” for the Northeast Pacific, covering the extensive area from Baja California to the Aleutian Islands! Eric Peterson, Director of the Tula Foundation, shared information about the Foundation and its important scientific research on “Waggoner Webcasts Live”.

Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 7pm Pacific
Location: Online Event
Host: Waggoner

Update: Watch a recording of the webcast.

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