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HMSC Science on Tap: Disentangling science, politics, and conservation: North Atlantic right whales in crisis

2023 HMSC Lavern Weber Visiting Scientist

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Read, Stephen Toth Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University and the Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML), in Beaufort, NC, USA.

Topic: Disentangling science, politics, and conservation: North Atlantic right whales in crisis

Fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales remain, and the population has been declining since 2010. The two primary threats to the species are entanglement in pot and trap fisheries and collisions with large vessels. Efforts to conserve this species have become increasingly contentious in recent years. The Omnibus spending bill passed in December 2022 contained a clause preventing any additional conservation measures designed to reduce the risk of entanglement in Maine lobster gear for a period of six years. And a proposed rule to increase protective measures designed to reduce the risk of ship strikes has encountered significant political opposition. In this talk, Read will lay out a way forward for the conservation of this iconic species.

 

Dial-In Information

Call: +1 971 247 1195   Webinar ID: 957 8678 1056

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Marine Studies Building Auditorium
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research, Sustainability

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Online

County

Lincoln

Website

https://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/main/sci...

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

Moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

541-867-0126

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