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The Hakai site is located on the central coast of British Columbia within the 460-square-mile Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy Area. This steeply sloping site consists of extremely uneven terrain, containing many deep cracks and folds.


Hakai is dominated by consolidated bedrock, and the area surrounding the site is comprised of a mixture of consolidated bedrock and boulder fields. The primary coastal orientation of this site is west.

Long-Term Monitoring Surveys at Hakai were established in 2016, and are done by the Hakai Institute. Long-Term surveys currently target the following species: Chthamalus/Balanus (Acorn Barnacles), Mytilus (California Mussel),  Fucus (Northern Rockweed), Phyllospadix (Surfgrass), and Pisaster (Ochre Star). In addition, motile invertebrates, barnacle recruitment, and mussel size structure are monitored at this site.

Hakai biodiversity closeup

Biodiversity Surveys were done in 2017 by the University of California Santa Cruz in conjunction with and by the generosity of Hakai Institute. The Biodiversity Survey grid encompasses one section that is approximately 22 meters (along shore) x 15 meters (seaward).

For more information about the Hakai biodiversity site survey, please contact Pete Raimondi.

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