Explainers//

Everything you need to know about BC’s diverse marine life and coastal issues. 

marine life

BC’s Squid

Among the BC coast’s varied marine species, squid play a fascinating and vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of our coast.

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Close up of a spotted ratfish showing its glowing brown eye
marine life

Spotted Ratfish

The spotted ratfish may be an elusive creature, but its importance in the marine ecosystem cannot be underestimated.

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a basket star in dark water
marine life

Basket Stars

Basket stars are not just a marvel of marine biology, but also a testament to the incredible diversity of life beneath the waves.

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marine life

Hooded Nudibranchs

The hooded nudibranch, or Melibe leonina, is an enchanting creature that calls BC’s waters home and plays a critical role in maintaining biodiversity.

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climate change

What is Blue Carbon?

Blue carbon refers to the carbon dioxide (CO2) captured and stored in marine ecosystems, such as salt marshes, seagrasses and kelp forests. These ecosystems capture

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