Sun, 18 August 2019
Atlantic Canada, seals, cod, and the fishing industry have had a tumultuous past. The science communication about seal and cod science has not been great when dealing with the fishing industry, especially since so many fishers rely on their catch as a way to support their families.
The Canadian Government has assembled a Task Team to work with the fishing industry to communicate seal science in a more effective manner than in the past.
Listen for how this task team was a bit confusing when announced in a group of pro seal people.
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Direct download: SUFB_S862_SealTaskForceAnnouncedForAtlanticCanadaRegion.mp3
Category:Seals -- posted at: 1:36pm EST
Fri, 7 September 2018
When 100 seals were found in August (2018), researchers were concerned that there is something in the water that is causing the mass die off. The data shows that this is an above average mortality rate, which is normally 38 (10-year average). Unfortunately, researchers still don't know the cause.
Susan Shaw a marine mammal biologist that specializes in contamination hypothesizes that the die off is due to PCBs in the water.
More information is in the episode...take a listen.
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Direct download: SUFB_S559_MassDieOffOfSealsInMaineConcernResearchers.mp3
Category:Seals -- posted at: 4:00pm EST