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Archives for August, 2009

Insight into Fraser failures


It seems a crisis is emerging on the Fraser River.  For those of us in the U.S. working to restore salmon runs, this article provides a glimpse into the complexity of Fraser River management and science (and politics). Where have all the salmon gone? And where on Earth are our public watchdogs? Scientists tipped them [...]

Confusion about Fraser sockeye demise


Jeff Grout (or the reporter) needs to clarify why they reject the suggestion that sea lice infestation are responsible for this summer’s poor returns!http://www.straight.com/article-249317/hotter-water-linked-poor-sockeye-returns UBC’s Scott Hinch has studied how ocean and river temperatures affect salmon.  August 27, 2009 Hotter water linked to poor sockeye returns By Carlito Pablo A UBC fisheries expert’s warning from [...]

$150k for transient orca skeleton education


This project could help raise awareness about the risk to SRKW recovery posed by persistent pollutants.  Congrats to Anne, Chrissy, and the rest of the PTMSC team! PTMSC awarded $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its Orca Project Port Townsend, WA—Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum [...]