Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Bedford Institute Of Oceanography

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

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The Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is a major Canadian government ocean research facility located in Dartmouth in the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. The Bedford Institute of Oceanography is the largest ocean research station in Canada. In the Sea Povillion you could hold North Atlantic Lobster, Snow Crabs, Rock Crabs, Clams (Also known as Pea Clams), Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers and more. You could look at the giant mackerel and sturgeon and other fish. You could also see a lobster that actually is half male half female! You can also learn about Leatherback Sea Turtles, Atlantic Whitefish, Northern Right Whales, sharks, The Gulley, Lake Whitefish, Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Atlantic Wolffish, Atlantic Pickerel and other sea life and underwater stuff. Since the Bedford Institute of Oceanography is not in Bedford, Bedford stands for the Bedford Basin.

Established in 1962 as Canada's first, and currently largest, federal centre for oceanographic research, BIO derives its name from the Bedford Basin, an inland bay comprising the northern part of Halifax Harbour, upon which it is located.

Spread out over 40 acres (160,000 m²) of former Canadian Navy land near Shannon Park in Dartmouth, BIO consists of a series of interconnected buildings housing research labs and offices, as well as docks for Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Navy research vessels.

As the federal government seeks to concentrate its operations in the Halifax Regional Municipality, BIO is...
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