Projects

The Influence of Climate-Driven Prey Shortage on Endangered Whales and their Coexistence with Ocean-Going Industries

By February 3, 2021No Comments

Principal investigator

Dr. Kimberley Davies, University of New Brunswick 

Call

Cycle II, Early Career Faculty 

The 2017 North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium mortality crisis initiated unprecedented industry restrictions in Canada. Fisheries and shipping industries, which contribute the top threats to the NARW, Southern Resident killer whale and beluga whale must increasingly demonstrate that they are environmental stewards to protect their market access. To help species and industries thrive together, this project will develop informed, science-based strategies, and engage Canadian citizens, government, and industry members directly in our research.