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Our docks, facilities, and access trails on Calvert Island are closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This closure extends to the shorelines of Pruth Bay, West Beach, and North Beach.

Hakai Wild: Ochre Sea Star - Hakai Institute

Hakai Wild: Ochre Sea Star

Ochre sea stars add an iconic splash of color to British Columbia’s coastline. But did you know these beauties are the original keystone species? Their predation of mussels is so extreme, it influences the whole intertidal ecosystem!