Phytoplankton

Weekly Sea Discovery: What are phytoplankton and why are they globally important? In this week’s Sea Discovery, we are going microscopic! Lately, you may have noticed the waters surrounding Mayne becoming very green and murky. This colour change is due to microscopic algae known as phytoplankton. What are phytoplankton? Their Read more…

Pacific Sand Lance

Today’s Weekly Sea Discovery: the Pacific Sand Lance! Pacific Sand Lance are members of the extremely important food web group known as “Forage Fish”.  You may recognize this term from recent news about another member of this group, the Pacific Herring, which has faced over-exploitation along the coast of British Columbia. Forage fish are important link in the food Read more…