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Presentation to DFO State of the Pacific Ocean

JP Kellogg DFO State of Pacific 2016
Poster presentation for the DFO State of the Pacific meeting on March 1, 2016.

The annual State of the Pacific meeting was held on March 1, 2016 at Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC. We presented this poster to our peers investigating other contemporary phenomenon. Click on the poster to view a larger version.

 

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Fukushima Nuclear Accident Researcher to Give Bucknell’s Darwin Day Lecture

Jay Cullen, professor of chemical oceanography at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, will give the annual Darwin Day lecture at Bucknell University on Thursday, Feb. 18, at noon at Trout Auditorium in the Vaughan Literature Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Cullen’s lecture is titled “The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Learning About Science and Risk Communication.” He will discuss his research surrounding the Fukushima nuclear accident, which was initiated by a tsunami following an earthquake off the coast of Japan in March 2011. In 2014, Cullen led the formation of a new radioactive monitoring network called Integrated Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring (InFORM Network), the purpose of which was to conduct research and inform the public about possible risks to the environment and health. Thus far, the research of Cullen and his team has yet to find any threats to public health or the Pacific.

The Department of Biology at Bucknell has organized the annual Darwin Day talk since 2009. International Darwin Day is held on or around the Feb. 12 birthday of biologist Charles Darwin. This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Biology and the David Burpee Chair in Plant Genetics.

Tsunami Talk Took Place This Week in Prince Rupert – CFTK Prince Rupert

Residents gathered to hear of the effects of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Devon Johnson

6/4/2015


Four years later, debris continues to wash ashore on Haida Gwaii and the BC Coast from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. This week, Prince Rupert and Terrace residents listened to two experts talk about the severe impact the tsunami is continuing to have.As waves crash against BC’s Northern Shores, more debris is being discovered says Shoreline Cleanup Manager Kate Le Souef.

“The quantity of debris that we’re finding on the coast line is probably what is the most shocking. So, for example we pulled 4 tonnes of debris off the West Coast trail just in a day of cleanup.”

However, its not just tsunami debris, but from everyday activities says Le Souef. If action is taken to reduce garbage and plastic production, it’s possible to make a difference. Continue reading Tsunami Talk Took Place This Week in Prince Rupert – CFTK Prince Rupert