The herbarium includes plants from Barkley Sound, in addition to a few international algae specimens. The collection includes algae, vascular plants, lichens, moss, and fungi. Most specimens were collected during the late 1960s, as BMSC was being established. Students and researches continue to add specimens, helping to establish a baseline of biodiversity in Barkley Sound.
In addition, BMSC holds a copy of:
Phycotheca Boreali-Americana: A collection of dried specimens of the algae of North America. 1895 to 1919.
BMSC Zoology Museum
The Zoology Museum includes primarily fish and invertebrates of Barkley Sound. Most are preserved in jars. There is also a collection of dry mollusc shells and marine mammal teeth. Students and researchers continue to contribute specimens, helping establish a baseline of biodiversity in Barkley Sound.