Marine

Hunting down aliens

November 21, 2016 haidanation 0

Molly Clarkson — An international team tracks the spread of tunicates in Haida Gwaii waters Slimy and brightly coloured, these aliens – otherwise known as Chain tunicate (Botrylloides violaceus) and Star tunicate (Botryllus sclosseri) – […]

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Canny creatures with radical radula

November 8, 2016 haidanation 0

Molly Clarkson — Four hundred and twenty million years ago, the ancestors of naw/nuu East Pacific Red Octopus had bodies that were covered by a thick shell. But as fish became more abundant competition for […]

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Eelgrass eats CO2

August 31, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

Molly Clarkson — When the tide goes out, we fetch our buckets and shovels and head for the t’aanuu eelgrass meadows, where we hunt for ḵ’ust’an crabs and dig for kyuu clams. In the spring, […]

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Swain reels in the big one

August 30, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — Trolling along the north side of Chaatl Island from Skidegate Point towards Startup on an overcast Saturday morning, in the hopes that a tyee will catch your hook and not roll […]

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Plastic: fantastic microjunk

July 21, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — “Microplastics are everywhere,” Dr. Gies said, as she handed out small bottles full of brightly coloured samples to those gathered at the Haida Heritage Centre this past month.Vancouver Aquarium research biologist […]

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Salmon Bones and Bonehead

July 12, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

Rhonda McIsaac — The slick brown face of a Sdllguu river otter hlgiits’idýaaga bobbing out of the water  eats the discarded remains of a salmon head at the Yaagun Gandlaay Yakoun River boat launch area. […]

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Of Sunshine and Sockeye

June 17, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

By Tawla Jaad — Lined up at the ferry dock waiting for the Kwuna, students from the Haida classes at Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay grades 8 through 12 equipped with backpacks, k’aas st’aas.sk’aayah gumboots and xaw sk’aang.uu […]

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Celebrating Tang G̲wan

June 16, 2016 info@haidanation.com 0

On Saturday, June 11th, the second annual Haida Gwaii Ocean Day event took place at the Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay. This event was one of thousands of events held this year across the […]

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