Feb 15 , 2010
Thanks to our Funders!
Alexandra Morton acknowledges the generous support Raincoast Research Society has received over the last 9 years.
March 23, 2009
Sign the Letter
to Fisheries & Oceans
Alexandra Morton is circulating a petition demanding that the Fisheries Act be applied to fish "farms". To sign the petion, go to www.adopt-a-fry.org
Alexandra Morton is raising funds for a legal challenge to the Provincial regulation of fish farms. Adopt a fry and contribute to this effort. Here's how
SCIENTISTS ON SEA LICE: Letter to Stephen Campbell & Gordon Campbell
September 17, 2007
18 Leading Canadian Scientists Call for Closed Containment Salmon Farming to Protect Wild Stocks
(554 KB PDF)
MAY 16, 2007
Salmon Farming Still Harming Wild Juvenile Salmon
News from the Broughton Archipelago this sping is not encouraging continue
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SEA LICE SCIENCE: A WORLD APART
|JANUARY 3, 2007
Summary of impacts of sea lice from salmon farms on wild salmon in BC -- submitted to participants of a session of an aquaculture conference held in Norway in October 2006.
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THE UNITED NATIONS
19 , 2006
Alexandra Morton sent a letter to the United Nations appealing for help for endangered wild BC salmon
MORTON WINS VANCOUVER AQUARIUM AWARD, APRIL 19, 2006
Vancouver Aquarium awarded Alexandra Morton the Murray A. Newman Award for
Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation
& Mail News Story, April 4, 2005|
research hooks DFO -- but is it too late?
her little, blue float house in Simoom Sound, Alexandra Morton is busy this week
doing what she has done every spring for four years. She's stooping over a microscope
to examine the latest samples in what has become a procession of hundreds of little
News Story, March 29, 2005|
sea lice plague wild salmon
spread of parasitic sea lice from salmon farms to wild salmon is a far bigger
problem than had previously been imagined, a new study claims. Continue
(Research conducted at Raincoast Research facility)
News Story, April 28, 2004
Lice threatens salmon run, says researcher
- A B.C. biologist is warning of a widespread sea-lice infection on pink salmon
in the Broughton Archipelago, and blames the situation on fish farms in the area.
Alexandra Morton says the sea-lice problem could lead to the extinction of the
pink salmon run in the area.
LICE PRESS RELEASE, March 3, 2004
scientists divided on role of sea lice from salmon farms in decline of native
salmon in B.C. continue
Alexandra Morton's briefing to all BC MLAs commenting on Minister Stan Hagan's
remarks to Cabinet (March 14, 2003) on salmon farming. continue
Research was founded in 1981 to conduct year-round research on the acoustics of
the orca of the British Columbia coast. Over the years the mandate of this society
has broadened. continue
(Hubbard) Morton was born in 1957. Her childhood dream to study animals led her
to Los Angeles to record and analyze the communication between two killer whales
(orca) in an oceanarium there. continue | Alex's
Lice Update, October 14, 2002
an alarming turn of events there has been a terrible crash in the population of
Area 12 Mainland pink salmon. continue
IS WRONG WITH SALMON FARMING?
salmon farming first appeared in the Broughton Archipelago it seemed a good idea.
But what happened? continue
UNDERWAY RELATED TO SALMON FARMING
Raincoast monitors impacts of fish farms by studying
sea lice, other copepods and bacteria levels, and by documenting the recovery
of escaped salmon in the Broughton Archipelago. continue
and Bears Alexandra
Morton's new Power Point Presentation includes photos of bears and salmon in the
Broughton Archipelago during the fall of 2006
Lice are Real Alexandra
Morton's Power Point Presentation discusses the sea lice situation
(2.5 MB) | PDF
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CATCH OF THE DAY|
on fish & shrimp. This is just representative of what I saw in one shrimp
drag in what I call the Broughton Triangle (March 17, 2003). continue
with our studies on Pacific white-sided dolphins and Atlantic Salmon
is conducting research on Pacific white-sided dolphins, sporadic residents on
the BC coast. continue
Report sightings on-line
(63KB PDF) to print & mail
-- ATLANTIC SALMON!
are escaping by the tens of thousands annually from commercial farming net pens,
swimming as far afield as Alaskan rivers.
(106KB PDF) to print & mail
Raincoast is campaigning against pesticide use
by forest companies. continue
Raincoast Research can provide field support for a small
number of scientists and students interested in researching the impact of salmon
farms. Contact us.
or killer whale
Herring and salmon
Research is based in the Salmon Forest between Kingcome and Knight Inlets due
east of Northern Vancouver Island. continue
to the the on-line edition of WaveLength Paddling Magazine which features a column
from Alex Morton in each edition.
the schedule for Raincoast's upcoming books, lectures, radio shows, and articles.
abstracts, download papers and find out about books authored by Alexandra Morton,
on topics such as:
Killer whales and fish farms
in captive killer whales
of killer whales
Research Society is a non-profit organization. Donations to support our important
research activities are welcomed. continue
would like to hear from you. Contact Raincoast by mail or e-mail. continue
Visit other websites concerned with
the dangers of salmon farming. continue