Tagged: collaborations

White-nose syndrome surveillance in Canada 2

White-nose syndrome surveillance in Canada

White-nose syndrome (WNS) was first discovered on hibernating bats in 2006 in New York, and since then has spread to 22 states and 5 provinces where it has devastated bat populations.  More than six...

Review of the Status of Beluga Whales in the St. Lawrence River Estuary 1

Review of the Status of Beluga Whales in the St. Lawrence River Estuary

The annual National Marine Mammal Peer Review Committee met in St. John’s, Newfoundland last month. The goal of this Department of Fisheries and Oceans scientific committee is to generate science advisory reports on issues...

What’s in the coyote’s ears? 0

What’s in the coyote’s ears?

Jill Girgulis, a student from Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary tried to answer this question when she took on a 6 weeks research project in Dr. Susan Kutz’s wildlife parasitology laboratory at the University...

Rangifer Anatomy Project 0

Rangifer Anatomy Project

Caribou and reindeer (Rangifer) are keystone species in the circumpolar north and are critical for the maintenance of healthy northern ecosystems. Many Arctic communities and indigenous culture continue to depend on caribou and reindeer...

Turtles: the hazards of the nesting season 0

Turtles: the hazards of the nesting season

In Ontario, there are 8 species of native turtles: the Midland Painted Turtle, Snapping Turtle, Blanding’s Turtle, Northern Map Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Wood Turtle, Musk Turtle and Spiny Softshell Turtle.  All but the Painted...

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project 0

Leptospirosis in urban Rats – new findings from the Vancouver Rat Project

The Vancouver Rat Project continues to produce new information of importance to public health and wildlife ecology.  This project is led by Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, the CCWHC‘s program coordinator in British Columbia.  This video,...