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2008-11-04 00:00:00

The Jane Goodall of Orcas and Salmon

As our friends at Shifting Baselines noted, the Science Times has a great piece today about Alexandra Morton, a self-trained biologist who went from studying Orca populations to battling salmon farms in British Columbia. She argues that the farms have driven away killer whales, in part by infecting the wild salmon the whales eat with sea lice. Oceana board member and fisheries guru Daniel Pauly calls her a “spunky hero” in the article. After reading this well-written profile, I think you’ll agree.