Not only does SeaDoc conduct important conservation-focused research, but we also fund other prominent scientists to conduct needed studies. This year we request proposals in two topic areas. 1) Deep sea research that needs a submersible platform for data collection. 2) Research that will provide objective science on pressing wildlife and ecosystem health issues to inform and guide policy and management. Proposals are due January 12, 2018.
Salish Sea Science Prize Nominations
Every two years, we award the Salish Sea Science Prize to a prominent scientist or team whose work has improved management or policy related to the conservation of marine wildlife and the Salish Sea marine ecosystem. The $2,000 prize comes with no strings attached. The deadline for submissions for the 2018 award is December 20, 2017.
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Did you ever imagine a Northern Abalone could do this? 23-second video shot in the San Juan Islands in November 2013.
SeaDoc is excited to announce our newest addition to the team, Justin Cox, who will serve as Communications and Marketing Manager starting in January. If Justin’s name rings a bell, it’s because he has contributed to SeaDoc for the past few years in his role with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis. He and his family will arrive at the island at the end of January. Allow Justin to introduce himself:
My family and I are extremely excited for this opportunity and we … [Read More...]
By Markus Naugle
Over the weekend, The Semiahmoo Yacht Club gathered to celebrate end of year holidays and the SeaDoc Society with a generous donation of $1,000 towards our important work! Located in Blaine, Washington, the yacht club promotes recreational boating, water safety, facilities improvement and good fellowship and sportsmanship with members, friends and the public.
This is one great example of how motivated individuals with a shared mission can make a difference in preserving … [Read More...]
Not only does SeaDoc conduct important conservation-focused research, but we also fund other prominent scientists to conduct needed studies. This year we request proposals in two topic areas:
Deep sea research that needs a submersible platform for data collection
Research that will provide objective science on pressing wildlife and ecosystem health issues to inform and guide policy and management
Download the full Request for Proposals (PDF)
Deep Sea Research:
In partnership with … [Read More...]
Every two years, the SeaDoc Society Awards the Salish Sea Science Prize to a prominent scientist or team of scientists whose work has resulted in the marked improvement of management or policy related to the conservation of marine wildlife and the Salish Sea marine ecosystem.
Non-scientists who have used science in a substantial way to improve management or policy related to healing the Salish Sea also will be considered. This is the only award of its kind. The recipient(s) do not need to be a … [Read More...]
“We need to deal with the impacts of new energy projects at the level of the ecosystem, not just project to project," says wildlife veterinarian Dr. Joe Gaydos, lead author of a new paper analyzing the combined threats posed by six fossil fuel transportation … [Read More...]
Noren, S. R., D. P. Noren, and J. K. Gaydos. 2014. Living in the fast lane: rapid development of the locomotor muscle in immature harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. December 2014, Volume 184, … [Read More...]
How do you know if your ecosystem is in trouble? One clue is the number of species that are in decline or endangered. If that number gets bigger over time, you’re probably heading in the wrong direction.
We publish our Species of Concern … [Read More...]
Killer whale strandings are rare events and biologists and veterinarians should use every stranding as an opportunity to learn more about this species. This necropsy and disease testing protocol, first published in 2005 and updated in 2014, will provide guidelines … [Read More...]
Update January 21, 2016
SeaDoc recently spent 2 days at a sea star wasting disease summit hosted by the Seattle Aquarium.
Scientists from all over the US and Canada who are studying this disease came to share their research and learn from each other. … [Read More...]