Ottawa spending millions to help endangered orcas-UVic shares funding

(March 16, 2018) - Rosaline Canessa (Geography) spoke to CTV-VI, CBC Radio and CFAX about yesterday’s announcement of $935,000 in federal funding that was awarded to three UVic researchers to study the impact of underwater noise on endangered southern resident killer whales. (Broadcast link not yet available)  UVic News

Rosaline Canessa (Geography) spoke to CFAX on March 16 about the federal funding of close to $1 million that she and two UVic colleagues will share to study three different aspects of the problem of underwater noise on Southern Resident Killer Whales. CFAX

Francis Juanes spoke to the Times Colonist for a front page story regarding yesterday's funding announcement from the federal government to support killer whale population research. UVic is receiving a total of $935,000 of the $3.1M budget from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to study the impact of underwater noise on the endangered species and the salmon that makes up almost 80 per cent of their diet. Juanes was also quoted in a CBC News article, which was included in University Affairs' daily round-up of higher education articles. Paul Paquet was interviewed by DeSmog Canada about killer whale populations and discussed the urgency of implementing measures to protect their numbers.  TC  CBC  DeSmog  UVic News