Tag: Vancouver Island

October 27, 2022

Ancient bone deposits reveal past albatross abundance

Ancient albatross bones have revealed that the birds were likely more plentiful in Vancouver Island Archipelago centuries before unregulated harvests decimated their populations. Short-tailed albatrosses (Phoebastria albatrus) are found across...

June 15, 2021

Vancouver Island faces growing lizard problems

After being released from a private zoo in 1970, common wall lizards are surging on Vancouver Island. “This is a lizard that shouldn’t be here,” Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrate...

May 2, 2019

Ski resort sojourn helps captive-bred marmots survive wild

Releasing captive-bred marmots into a “cushy” ski resort area for a year improves their chances of surviving predation and teaches them how to hibernate. “What we found is that you’re...