The Hakai Institute conducts long-term scientific research at remote locations on the coastal margin of British Columbia, Canada.
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Crawling along at an impressive speed (for a snail), the northern abalone is quite the creature. This one-minute Hakai Wild video puts a spotlight on these fleet-footed snails.
If you look close enough, you can just see them squeezing their way in between grains of sand and scooting along on seaweed—tiny flatworms. When scientists looked closer at these tiny creatures, they found that one species was actually four.
The rocky reefs, kelp forests, and tide pools of the cold northeast Pacific are full of stunning marine life. And in the summer of 2017, a quirky cast of scientists gathered to tally this rich biodiversity for the first ever Hakai Institute-MarineGEO bioblitz.
Three rain-gear-clad scientists crammed into a canoe and quietly paddled across a Guinness-colored lake. For six damp hours they meandered in a zigzag pattern from one shore to the other to gather a key piece of missing information—how deep is the lake?
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