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Notes from the Field

Raincoast’s monthly e-newsletter detailing our science, field work, events, and breaking conservation updates.


Notes from the Field: After the spill

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Published on 2016.10.27 | by Kyle Artelle | in In the News, Notes from the Field

As a Raincoast biologist privileged to call Waglisla (Bella Bella) in Heiltsuk Territory home, this is a story I wish I wasn’t writing…

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Three months in the Fraser River Estuary

Canoe pass at night -low MM

Published on 2016.07.09 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

We have been out on the vast flats of the Fraser River estuary with purse seine and beach seine nets to document the arrival and use of different habitats by juvenile salmon…

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Heading north to the Great Bear Rainforest

Achiever in rainbow

Published on 2015.08.08 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

From grizzlies and humpbacks to young Raincoasters and nudibranchs, follow the annual northward transit of Raincoast’s research vessel Achiever from Nanaimo to Bella Bella…

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Compassionate conservation and the wolf:

A wolf with cubs

Published on 2015.07.23 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Among the most studied of large wild mammals, wolves will always hold a special fascination for our supporters, the Raincoast staff, and me…

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Top predators: shaping landscapes

A raccoon perches on a branch in the intertidal zone in the middle on the night.

Published on 2015.07.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Large carnivores on our coast are not just charismatic, they are critical components of coastal food webs; they keep landscapes functioning and species abundance from imbalance…

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Notes from the Field – Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

Raincoast's field station in Bella Bella in front of a backdrop of forest and mountains

Published on 2015.04.14 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Spring is a special time for our research crews. Across the lands and waters of the Great Bear Rainforest bears are emerging from dens …

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Tracking Raincoast into 2015

A grizzly looks to the left of the image in the coastal rainforest in front of wispy mist.

Published on 2014.12.30 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

Our annual report, Tracking Raincoast into 2015, celebrates our achievements over the last 12 months…

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Peace on Earth for killer whales?

Three orcas swim from right to left.

Published on 2014.12.27 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

“Peace on Earth” should extend goodwill and compassion to the non-human families and communities with whom we share this planet…

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New study shows Canada’s species at risk rarely recover

A lone killer whale swimming near a rocky out crop

Published on 2014.12.08 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field

What do the North Atlantic Right Whale, the Woodland Caribou and the Spotted Bat all have in common? Like hundreds of other species in Canada, all three are at elevated risk of going extinct…

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