Organizations Formalize Partnership to Support Project Beluga

Beluga Calf's Debut- Today the Press, Friday Her PublicOn June 10, 2014, John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and the Group for Research and education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a collaborative bi-national relationship to promote the health and survival of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Seaway. This threatened group of whales is the southernmost population of belugas in the world and is under tremendous pressures from numerous environmental and anthropogenic stresses. The memorandum of understanding enables the two organizations to work more closely together to share knowledge and expertise, utilize existing resources, collaborate on research and ultimately provide insight into the factors contributing to the decline of the population. “We are proud to partner with GREMM and their long-established scientific program. Collaborative relationships fuel the actions needed to help protect these marine mammals and the waters in which they live,” said Roger Germann, Shedd’s executive vice president. Here is the official announcement:

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