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July 2010

Visit Alex's online store

www.AlexandraMorton.ca

www.AlexandraMorton.ca is the place to order Alex Morton's books, DVDs, cards and artwork. Check it out now!

 

Feb 15 , 2010

Thanks to our Funders!

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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

 

 

ADOPT-A-FRY.org

Adopt-a-Fry

Adopt-A-Fry
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

Read Scientists' Letter on Sea Lice to Stephen Harper and Gordon Campbell

18 Leading Canadian Scientists Call for Closed Containment Salmon Farming to Protect Wild Stocks
View Letter
(554 KB PDF)

 

BEAR WITNESS:
SPRING 2007

Bear Witness

MAY 16, 2007
Salmon Farming Still Harming Wild Juvenile Salmon
News from the Broughton Archipelago this sping is not encouraging continue

View: PDF (850 KB)

 

SEA LICE SCIENCE: A WORLD APART

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.
Download Summary:
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High Resolution PDF (3MB)

APPEAL TO
THE UNITED NATIONS

Appeal to the United Nations

DECEMBER 19 , 2006
Alexandra Morton sent a letter to the United Nations appealing for help for endangered wild BC salmon
Download letter

LATEST RESEARCH REPORT

OCTOBER 3 , 2006
New scientific paper finds that fish farms kill wild salmon
Download paper Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, open access (1.4 MB PDF)
Read CBC News Online
Read Seattle Times
Read NewScientist.com


ALEXANDRA MORTON WINS VANCOUVER AQUARIUM AWARD, APRIL 19, 2006
The Vancouver Aquarium awarded Alexandra Morton the Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation
VanAqua Press Release

 

Globe & Mail News Story, April 4, 2005
Biologist's research hooks DFO -- but is it too late?

In 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 salmon. continue

BBC News Story, March 29, 2005
Farm sea lice plague wild salmon
The 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)

CBC News Story, April 28, 2004
Sea Lice threatens salmon run, says researcher

VICTORIA - 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. continue

SEA LICE PRESS RELEASE, March 3, 2004
Aquatic scientists divided on role of sea lice from salmon farms in decline of native salmon in B.C. continue

SALMON FARMING BRIEFING
Read Alexandra Morton's briefing to all BC MLAs commenting on Minister Stan Hagan's remarks to Cabinet (March 14, 2003) on salmon farming. continue

RAINCOAST RESEARCH
Raincoast 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

ALEXANDRA MORTON
Alexandra Morton
Alexandra (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 CV

CURRENT EVENTS
Sea Lice Update, October 14, 2002
In an alarming turn of events there has been a terrible crash in the population of Area 12 Mainland pink salmon. continue

WHAT IS WRONG WITH SALMON FARMING?
When salmon farming first appeared in the Broughton Archipelago it seemed a good idea. But what happened? continue

RESEARCH 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

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VIDEO BLOG

Video Blog

Calling from the Coast Video Blog
Featuring Alex's work in the Broughton Archipelago www.callingfromthecoast.com

 

Click for Fish and Bears PowerPoint © Alexandra Morton 2006

Fish and Bears Alexandra Morton's new Power Point Presentation includes photos of bears and salmon in the Broughton Archipelago during the fall of 2006
(posted 15-Oct-2006)
View: PPT (3.8 MB)


Click to open Power Point Presentation, "Sea Lice are Real" (2.5MB)

Sea Lice are Real Alexandra Morton's Power Point Presentation discusses the sea lice situation
(posted 13-April-2005)
View: PPT (2.5 MB) | PDF (1.63 MB)

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BROUGHTON CATCH OF THE DAY

Tumours, parasites 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

CONTRIBUTE YOUR DATA
Assist with our studies on Pacific white-sided dolphins and Atlantic Salmon
PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS

Pacific white-sided dolphin (c) Alexandra Morton
Raincoast is conducting research on Pacific white-sided dolphins, sporadic residents on the BC coast. continue
Report sightings on-line
Download Sighting Sheet
(63KB PDF) to print & mail

WANTED -- ATLANTIC SALMON!
Atlantic salmon (c) Alexandra Morton
Atlantic salmon are escaping by the tens of thousands annually from commercial farming net pens, swimming as far afield as Alaskan rivers. continue
Report captures on-line
Download Data Sheet
(106KB PDF) to print & mail

PESTICIDE APPEAL
Raincoast is campaigning against pesticide use by forest companies. continue

FACILITATING RESEARCH
Raincoast Research can provide field support for a small number of scientists and students interested in researching the impact of salmon farms. Contact us.

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SPECIES OF INTEREST
Orca, or killer whale
Humpback whale
Pacific white-sided dolphin
Herring and salmon
Atlantic salmon

ECHO BAY
Raincoast Research is based in the Salmon Forest between Kingcome and Knight Inlets due east of Northern Vancouver Island. continue

WAVELENGTH
Link to the the on-line edition of WaveLength Paddling Magazine which features a column from Alex Morton in each edition.

UPCOMING
Check the schedule for Raincoast's upcoming books, lectures, radio shows, and articles. continue

PUBLICATIONS
Read abstracts, download papers and find out about books authored by Alexandra Morton, on topics such as:

  • Killer whales and fish farms
  • Pacific white-sided dolphins
  • Sound/behaviour correlation in captive killer whales
  • Diet of killer whales

SUPPORT US
Raincoast Research Society is a non-profit organization. Donations to support our important research activities are welcomed. continue

CONTACT US
We would like to hear from you. Contact Raincoast by mail or e-mail. continue

LINKS
Visit other websites concerned with the dangers of salmon farming. continue

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