Royal BC Museum curators Dr. Joel Gibson and Dr. Henry Choong participated in Canada C3, a journey from coast to coast to coast that took 150 days. Joel boarded the C3 research ship in Prince Rupert to study insects. Henry studied marine invertebrates.
This Week in History: Season 6, Episode 7
Building the Library of Life
In 2018 dozens of ecologists scoured the landscape of Calvert Island, taking DNA samples from animals and plants to add to the Barcode of Life Database at the University of Guelph. From range expansions to new species, there's no telling what these scientists will find! Royal BC Museum Mammal Preparator Darren Copley describes his work in the Hakai Institute 2018 Terrestrial Bioblitz.
Ten Ways to Catch Insects
Insects and spiders crawl, fly and scurry over the islands of the BC central coast. But how many species live here? That's what an intrepid group of scientists is trying to find out at the Hakai Institute 2018 terrestrial bioblitz on Calvert Island. Crawlers, flyers and hiders each warrant a different collecting strategy. Here are 10 creative capture methods, including a pooting demonstration by the Royal BC Museum’s Darren Copley.
Nothing but Nets
Royal BC Museum Entomology Collections Manager and Researcher Claudia Copley and Mammal Preparator Darren Copley describe their work in the bioblitz. They share how they went about collecting specimens during the Hakai Institute's 2018 terrestrial bioblitz on Calvert Island, BC.
5 Flies of Calvert Island
Here’s a few examples of the incredible diversity of flies found on Calvert Island during the Hakai Institute 2017 terrestrial bioblitz.