Research: Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans
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Research: Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans

The endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) that inhabit the Pacific Coast of Canada and the United States are balancing on a knife-edge. New research conducted by an international team of renowned scientists representing academic and conservation organizations in three countries…

Research: Oil Spills and marine mammals – development and application of a risk-based conceptual framework
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Research: Oil Spills and marine mammals – development and application of a risk-based conceptual framework

Using BC as a case study, this paper develops a framework for examining risk to oil spills faced by marine mammals. We found that in BC, killer whales (residents and transients), sea otters, and Steller sea lions face the greatest risk of population level consequences, but that many BC marine mammals are at elevated risk…