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Gotta log 'em all: Dal hosts its first BioBlitz

Posted by Faculty of Science on September 16, 2016 in Students, Community Outreach, All News
Students Yvonne Ritchie (left) and Danielle Hill (right) work with instructor Jennifer Frail-Gauthier on the hunt for invertebrates in Ocean Pond during Dal’s first BioBlitz. (Nick Pearce photos)
Students Yvonne Ritchie (left) and Danielle Hill (right) work with instructor Jennifer Frail-Gauthier on the hunt for invertebrates in Ocean Pond during Dal’s first BioBlitz. (Nick Pearce photos)

Last week, Dal’s Science community shed light on the incredible biodiversity found on the university’s urban campus with a unique sort of scavenger hunt.

It was a scene reminiscent of this past summer’s Pokemon GO craze: people of all ages walking around outdoors, pointing their smart phones at seemingly random things, then moving on shortly after.

But on this particular day — Thursday, September 8 — members of the Dal community weren’t adding to their digital collection of fictional creatures. Instead they were locating, recording and identifying as many living things as they could find in a given area on campus.

Read more and view photos from the BioBlitz on Dal News.