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From the Field Station

by Alison Calestagne-Morelli, Field Station Co-ordinator and                Chris Darimont, Research Scientist October 2007 We were startled by what sounded like raindrops too large for even the Great Bear Rainforest. Splish…. splosh!…. splash… followed by what sounded like a frantic churning of water. We ran to the beach to take a look.

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Grizzly Bears are under pressure from hunting, habitat loss and declining food supply. In 2005, Raincoast and its partners at the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the University of Victoria, published a paper on an additional concern, the threat from global pollution. This paper documented the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (such as DDT and […]

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A Silver Cycle

Michelle Nelson, PhD candidate, Simon Fraser University Bella Bella Field Station Spring 2007 The wolf hasn’t smelled us yet. Anxiously pacing the stream bank, he trots forward and back, nose to the ground, eyes on the water, intent on the movement beneath. He’s watching and waiting for the precise moment when he’ll leap, suddenly and […]

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