Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

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The main building of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and one of the original cable station buildings.
Clockwise from top left: whale lab, main building, cafeteria, Rix Centre, boat shed, COTC lab, ecophysiology lab, cable tank, pump station

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (formerly the Bamfield Marine Station) is a marine research station established in 1972, located in Bamfield, Barkley Sound, British Columbia and run by the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. The Centre hosts numerous public education programs in marine related science.

The centre is housed in the original building used as the western terminus of the British Empire's worldwide undersea cable called the All Red Line. Originally the site of the Pacific Cable Board (PCB) Cable Station, which served as the eastern terminus of the trans-Pacific telegraph cable linking Canada to Fanning Island (1,600 kilometres south of Hawaii). The telegraph cable operated from 1901 to 1959.

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Coordinates: 48°50′07″N 125°08′08″W / 48.835262°N 125.135500°W / 48.835262; -125.135500