Hakai Magazine

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Four Bits of Wonder

A roundup of nature videos from the Hakai Institute to provide a little much-needed distraction and beauty.

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by the Hakai Institute

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Hakai Magazine will be shifting our resources and temporarily changing our publishing schedule due to the current pandemic. To help fill the gaps, we’ll keep you inspired with some nature-is-awesome content, much of which is produced by the stellar media team at the Hakai Institute. So many of us need a glimpse of the wild right now.

Hakai Wild: Rock Greenling

With their psychedelic rainbow coloration, male rock greenling are a strong contender for the title of prettiest fish in British Columbia. Videographers Grant Callegari and Tavish Campbell had a lucky encounter with one particularly photogenic rock greenling in the shallows off Calvert Island. What a spectacular animal!

Edited and produced by Grant Callegari
Videography by Tavish Campbell and Grant Callegari


Hakai Wild: Wolf Eel

Wolf eels are one of the most glorious fish on the British Columbia coast, and we will not accept any dissent. You’ll squeal with zeal when you see this eel … even if it isn’t really an eel.

Produced by Katrina Pyne and Josh Silberg
Edited by Katrina Pyne
Videography by Grant Callegari and Tavish Campbell


Hakai Wild: Basket Star

Weird and wacky forms truly abound under the sea, but the basket star may be one of the oddest. Check out these alien-looking lifeforms in this twisted episode of Hakai Wild!

Produced by Josh Silberg
Edited by Grant Callegari
Videography by Tavish Campbell and Grant Callegari


Hakai Wild: Mushrooms

There’s more to mushrooms than the typical white buttons found in your grocery store. British Columbia has over 3,000 species of mushrooms in a plethora of shapes, forms, and colors. Celebrate mushroom diversity in this (slightly extended) Hakai Wild!

Produced by Katrina Pyne and Josh Silberg
Edited by Katrina Pyne
Videography by Grant Callegari
Additional photography by Josh Silberg

Other material:
Photo of death cap mushroom by Daniel Neal via Wikipedia Commons
Photo of morel mushrooms by Johannes Harnisch via Wikipedia Commons
Photo of bird’s nest mushrooms by John Roper via Wikipedia Commons
Photo of stinkhorn mushroom by Alan Rockefeller via Wikipedia Commons