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Notes, details, updates and miscellaneous thoughts.


A Rainforest Awakening

Published on 2007.01.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

by Chris Genovali January 2007 From Victoria, B.C. Last fall, Raincoast’s wolf team conducted a ten-day expedition on our research vessel Achiever.  We collected genetic samples from areas in the Great Bear Rainforest we had not yet visited and to re-visit wolf home sites we had previously identified. One evening, we anchored by a wolf hot spot. […]

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A Day to be Heard

Fish farms on the BC coast threaten wild salmon

Published on 2006.10.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

A nation’s stand against open-net salmon farming and an appeal to BC’s Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture

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The Zen of Isotopes

Published on 2006.04.01 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

I am master of the world’s smallest spoon. To be spoon master, one’s hand must be steady. My little spoon with its few grains of silt and sand must be placed into what seems like the world’s smallest capsule of foil. Once the sediment is inside, that capsule gets transferred to the balance. If it […]

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Fish out of Water

Published on 2006.02.01 | by Raincoast | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

  Nicola Temple, Bella Bella, BC Fall 2005   “OK, so you take these popsicle sticks and you use them to pick up some of the wolf scat. Then you put it in this tube, swirl it around with some ethanol and then take the rest of the scat and put it in a Ziploc […]

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Coring for Answers

Published on 2004.09.10 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

When I saw Owikeeno Lake from the plane my jaw dropped and my nerves soared. There was no mistaking it – brilliant emerald green stretching far beyond the restrictions of my little window. It’s amazing that a lake with so much glacial silt supports salmon at all, let alone the famed runs of Rivers Inlet.

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A Little Wolf Mystery, Part I

Published on 2004.08.10 | by Chris Darimont, Raincoast Director of Science | in Notes from the Field, Raincoast updates

I needed a renewal. Spring had sprung some time ago and I was envious of the plants outside my office window that seemed a lot more active than I. After a long winter of computer work, it was time again to visit the wolves and the forests that had changed my life forever.

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