Fish sing like birds!

MorganSide projects

Most people don’t realize it, but fish make a variety of sounds…on purpose! This makes sense as it is often hard to see underwater, but sounds are transmitted quite well. Xavier Mouy is a Ph.D. student and colleague of mine at the University of Victoria, Canada. He is tackling the challenging task of documenting which species make which sounds. Turns … Read More

A baby Red Octopus can make anyone’s day

MorganClam gardens

A baby red octopus (Octopus rubescens) found hunting on a clam garden on Calvert Island near Hakai Research Station

I love my field work, but some days it is pretty tough. Plans go awry, black flies haunt us, we are cold and wet or my fair skin is sizzling in the sun, but then there are always moments that make all of it worth while. For me, this was one of them. While working on a beautiful clam garden … Read More