Marine Mammal Research Newsletter

MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER   |   November 2016 (Issue 15)

IN THE NEWS

van-sun-articleOpen Water Research Station seeks funding to continue important Steller sea lion research

Media attention has recently focused on the Open Water Research Station and the plight of 4 Steller sea lions that have been at the forefront of an incredible research program designed to address the conservation needs of sea lions in the wild. It has been an incredibly productive research program in terms of new findings, peer reviewed publications, and the development and validation of new technologies for use in the wild. Unfortunately, funding from the US National Marine Fisheries Service was cut this year. Community support is being sought to continue this unique research program to further the conservation and recovery of Steller sea lions.

THE VANCOUVER SUN was the first to tell the world about Sitka and her uncertain future:
vancouversun.com/news/localnews/ubc-looks-for-new-donors-as-us-funding-for-long-standing-steller-sea-lion-study-in-burrard-inlet-dries-up

 

 


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