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WFC Teams Up with Dr. Alexandra Morton at B.C. Event

WFC to Present Alongside Alexandra Morton at B.C. Event

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Wild Fish Conservancy will team up with biologist and activist Dr. Alexandra Morton (salmonaresacred.org) May 10, at an event in Tofino, B.C. WFC biologist Audrey Thompson will present findings from two years of in-depth research on sea lice infection of Clayoquot’s wild salmon. There are many factors to consider in the decline of wild salmon across western B.C. such as harvest, predation, disease, aquaculture impacts and others. WFC will present data showing that parasitism by sea lice may be a key factor in the decline as well.

Presentation: Old Growth Forests, Pristine Rivers, Silent Waters: Searching for Answers. Researchers ask why an ecosystem with such exceptional freshwater habitat is experiencing drastic declines in the number of returning wild salmon.

Date: May 10, 2011

Location: Clayoquot Sound Community Theater, 380 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0

Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Tickets: $10.00 - includes wild salmon canapés provided by Sobo

To reserve tickets contact eileen@focs.ca or call 250-725-3691. Hosted by The Friends of Clayoquot Sound.

Visit the Clayoquot Sound, B.C. Sea Lice Study project page to learn more about this research.

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