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Stories from the Sea: Listen here

My radio reports from the International Marine Conservation Congress on sharks, ocean acidification and eco-branding. A scientist recounts her under-cover foray into a black-market fin shop. And, why — cute as they are — otters aren’t for everyone.

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Stories from the Sea: Listen here

My radio reports from the International Marine Conservation Congress on sharks, ocean acidification and eco-branding. A scientist recounts her under-cover foray into a black-market fin shop. And, why — cute as they are — otters aren’t for everyone.

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Stories about the sea: I’ll be reporting from IMCC

So, killer whales form a pod, fish school, and sharks are said to travel in shivers*. But what do you call 1000+ marine conservation types gathered at once? A “congress,” apparently. The second International Marine Conservation Congress starts in Victoria

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Stories about the sea: I’ll be reporting from IMCC

So, killer whales form a pod, fish school, and sharks are said to travel in shivers*. But what do you call 1000+ marine conservation types gathered at once? A “congress,” apparently. The second International Marine Conservation Congress starts in Victoria

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Q: When is the lead author of a paper published in Science not allowed to comment on the subject?

A: When she works for Canada’s federal government. In this case, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

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Q: When is the lead author of a paper published in Science not allowed to comment on the subject?

A: When she works for Canada’s federal government. In this case, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

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Why are marine mammals washing up dead?

I don’t know what the answer is, but there have been a lot of stories lately about marine mammals washing up dead on B.C. beaches. I’ve certainly reported on a few for CBC News.

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Why are marine mammals washing up dead?

I don’t know what the answer is, but there have been a lot of stories lately about marine mammals washing up dead on B.C. beaches. I’ve certainly reported on a few for CBC News.

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Squid surveillance, in several ways

I find squid pretty inherently interesting. They’re believed to be smart, and I’d call them beautiful, but they’re also so alien to our terrestrial, vertebrate selves. Even more interesting, or perhaps alarming, is what’s happening with the Humboldt squid in B.C. waters.

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Squid surveillance, in several ways

I find squid pretty inherently interesting. They’re believed to be smart, and I’d call them beautiful, but they’re also so alien to our terrestrial, vertebrate selves. Even more interesting, or perhaps alarming, is what’s happening with the Humboldt squid in B.C. waters.

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A decent year for some threatened whales

One whale story begets another, I suppose. Researching another story this week on humpbacks, I called up Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard at the Vancouver Aquarium. He’s a scientist with a gift for speaking clearly, and he studies marine mammals on our

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A decent year for some threatened whales

One whale story begets another, I suppose. Researching another story this week on humpbacks, I called up Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard at the Vancouver Aquarium. He’s a scientist with a gift for speaking clearly, and he studies marine mammals on our

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Are humpbacks still endangered?

When I worked on B.C.’s Central Coast, seeing a humpback whale was a rare treat. They’re huge, but far more acrobatic than their grey whale cousins we were studying. The good news is: seeing a humpback whale in the North Pacific isn’t as rare anymore.

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Are humpbacks still endangered?

When I worked on B.C.’s Central Coast, seeing a humpback whale was a rare treat. They’re huge, but far more acrobatic than their grey whale cousins we were studying. The good news is: seeing a humpback whale in the North Pacific isn’t as rare anymore.

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