The words Heart of the Coast printed against a taup backgrounbd and seascape

Heart of the Coast on FolkU Radio @89.5FM

Learn some of the stories of the biodiversity and resilience on the Pacific Edge as author and Hakai Institute chronicler, Tyee Bridge joins host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to discuss the research and writing of Heart of the Coast.

Learn more about this region in Deep Time, the archeology and geology, all the way to present day sea stars and kelp to subsidies, science, and students. And do you know how many viruses can be found in seawater? Learn all this and more.

“How do you dig up a 13,000 year-old footprint? Why do kelp forests need sea otters? How do you measure a shrinking glacier from an airplane? What is a zombie urchin’?”
“Heart of the Coast brings these questions to life in a deep exploration of the beauty, mystery and biodiversity of the Pacific coast. Join Hakai Institute researchers in the field–archaeologists, oceanographers, marine biologists and beyond–as they journey from the ice fields of Klinaklini Glacier to the dazzling undersea reefs of a place called Crazy Town.”
“British Columbia’s Central Coast is a rich landscape called “a biologist’s dream” and “the Amazon of the north.” Since launching its Calvert Island ecological observatory there in 2009, the Hakai Institute has become a renowned centre of science and exploration.”

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The program was originally broadcast on April 8, and repeated on Friday June 18, 2022.

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