In this issue: United States and Canada must work harder to stop ecoystem decay. GiveBIG is Tuesday, May 6. Salish Sea Science Prize goes to the Northwest Straits Foundation for their derelict fishing gear work. Scientists need to communicate better. May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month.
The number of species at risk has doubled over the past decade in the Salish Sea, generating calls for a special international body to co-ordinate research and conservation issues in the 17,000-square-kilometre area that includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound.
Joe Gaydos, a wildlife veterinarian with the SeaDoc Society based in the San Juan Islands, said the latest scientific snapshot of species at risk in the Salish Sea should be a wake-up call to Canada and the U. S. to better co-ordinate their efforts. SeaDoc is a program of the University of California Davis Wildlife Health Center.
See the full article by Larry Pynn in the Vancouver Sun