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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.

Seagrass: Life in the Underwater Meadows - Hakai Institute

Seagrass: Life in the Underwater Meadows

You dive down into an undersea meadow. Surrounded by blades of seagrass up to a meter tall, you begin to notice the abundant life all around. Schools of baby fish hide within the grassy maze as emerald sea slugs graze algae off the blades. Seagrass is an ocean-dwelling flowering plant, which provides a home for countless creatures. But these habitats are threatened around the world.

Hakai Institute researchers are mapping the seagrass meadows and cataloging their biodiversity to establish a baseline understanding of seagrass habitats along the Central Coast of British Columbia and how these seagrass meadows are changing over time.