SEANET goes to Canada

17 11 2008

logoI’ve only just returned from beautiful Quebec City Canada and the 3rd North American Sea Duck Conference. There were droves of duck-loving scientists, wildlife managers and other parties lining up to hear the latest and greatest news on sea ducks. SEANET gave a presentation on the recurrent die-offs of Common Eiders that occur with some regularity on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The presentation reviewed previous hypotheses that intestinal parasites called acanthocephalans were to blame for the deaths. It also covered our current research suggesting that this isn’t the case. Also covered was our plan to investigate a mysterious virus discovered in the eiders that may be linked to their deaths (but we are still working on money to do that, sigh.)

To see all the other presentations that were given at this weeklong conference, check out the conference schedule at: www.seaduckconference2008.org/pdf/Conference_Schedule.pdf

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