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Barkley Sound is a large and beautiful inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In February 2004, the Ocean Dynamics Laboratory at UBC, with the assistance of R. Tanasichuk (at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Pacific Biological Station) and staff at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center  began a monthly time series of water properties at two stations in the Sound. Why? Well, curiousity mostly. How does the this part of the ocean work? How does it change seasonally, and over the longer term as climate may (or may not) be evolving? 

Some results are provided here in case this is useful to anyone. If it *is* useful, we'd appreciate an email - it helps justify the effort in keeping it going.

Barkley Sound

Last Updated Sep 2 2005
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