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Ronald Keith O’Dor – 2010

May 10, 2010 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Senate Chamber, N940, Ross Building, York University

Title:  Changing Life of a Changing Ocean.

Abstract:  New technologies demonstrated by Census of Marine Life projects have transformed the ocean from dark and mysterious to transparent and understandable. The Canadian led Ocean Tracking Network is one example that allows us to know when commercial fish and conservation icons go where and records the conditions they experience. Changes in atmospheric chemistry are warming and acidifying the ocean. Where life has to go to survive is still open to debate. Corals can’t move and perhaps even coral sands will dissolve! Traditional knowledge about fish distributions will change dramatically with warming. Why subsidize fuel burning vessels to search the ocean for fish when we could subsidize the tagging of fish so that they tell us where they can be caught cheaply with minimum impact on the environment? Brochure - Y-File Article

Updated on August 7th, 2014.