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Marine Policy-vessel compliance
Phenological effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales
Mika Ogilvie, a Master’s student @ Royal Roads University examines the phenological effects on Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population dynamics. Phenology refers to the cycle of recurring natural events, including behavioural phases like migration, breeding, and foraging, which are often very closely linked to physical factors such as temperature. I am using a multivariate analysis to explore the phenology of SRKW population dynamics as related to five physical variables within their critical habitat—sea surface temperature, salinity, air pressure, wave height and wave period. VIDEO—Mika Ogilvie presentation at 1:07:00
Coral Reef Ole Nemesis-Anthropogenic Runoff
Moise Jente Reshevski Jack is a Masters student from Roysal Roads University and his research will be used to identify the land-use changes adjacent to the South Coast Marine Park (SCMP) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and how they have impacted the coral reefs of this small developing island state in the Caribbean. His research is necessary for the sustainable management, conservation, and protection of marine resources both locally and globally. As it will address the impacts of sedimentation and pollution from terrestrial runoff on coral reefs of the SCMP, which has applications well beyond his Caribbean study site. His research will help to lessen the impacts to coral reefs from human land-based sources. If action is not taken forthwith, the health of coral reefs and our marine environment will continue to decline.