OTN Canada News
November 2012 OTN Canada news bulletin
Post-POST: OTN acquires new lines on the West Coast, HQP Natalie Sopinka (UBC) investigated the effects of parents stress on salmon offspring, John Cullen is inducted into the RSC... check out the latest OTN Canada news bulletin
August 2012 OTN Canada news bulletin
OTN goes to Ottawa, the German Chancellor visits OTN headquarters, the Wave Glider returns from its maiden voyage in Atlantic, and much more...
Summer 2012 newsletter is now available
OTN Canada news bulletin now available!
This first issue of the OTN Canada news bulletin contains a brief introduction to our upcoming OTN Canada Symposium in June 2012. Additionally, the bulletin reports on details of ocean science participation by our Principle Investigators beyond OTN Canada and a State of the Union update from the OTN Canada Secretariat that discusses preparations for Phase II (Years 5-7) of OTN Canada research proposals. Happy reading!
OTN Canada researchers give overview in Fisheries Journal
An article in Fisheries journal entitled '"Ocean Tracking Network Canada: A Network Approach to Addressing Critical Issues in Fisheries and Resource Management with Implication for Ocean Governance" was recently released as the result of the joint effort of several of our principal investigators and collaborators. The article gives an overview of the research strategies, programs, network integration within OTN Canada. Ultimately, the authors explain how OTN Canada is poised to inform policy on ocean management and conservation.
Full citation: Cooke, S.J., Iverson S.J., Stokesbury, M.J.W., Hinch, S.J., Fisk, A.T., VanderZwaag, D.L., Apostle, R., and Whoriskey, F. (2011) Ocean Tracking Network Canada: A Network Approach to Addressing Critical Issues in Fisheries and Resource Management with Implication for Ocean Governance. Fisheries 36(12): 577-628. DOI:
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2011.640237
OTN Canada researcher interviewed in Nature News Blog
OTN Canada postdoctoral researcher Melanie Beguer (co-researchers Dr. Julian Dodson, Laval University, and Dr. Martin Castonguay, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Stokesbury, Acadia University) recently was interviewed about their exciting eel predation discoveries as migration paths of predator and prey intermingle en-route between the St. Lawrence River and the Sargasso Sea.
Read the full story in Nature News Blog.
OTN Canada researcher Ian Jonsen, along with co-author Barbara Block of Stanford University, recently published the results of a 10-year-long tagging program, known as Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP), in the prestigious journal Nature.
Full citation: Block, B.A., Jonsen, I.D., Jorgensen, S.J., Winship, A.J., Shaffer, S.A., Bograd, S.J., Hazen, E.L., Foley, D.G., Breed, G.A., Harrison, A.L., Ganong, J.E., Swithenbank, A., Castleton, M., Dewar, H., Mate, B.R., Shillinger, G.L., Schaefer, K.M., Benson, S.R., Weise, M.J., Henry, R.W., Costa D.P. 2011. Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. Nature 475: 86-90. DOI: 10.1038/nature10082.
The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust (LRET), an independent charity, is funding a research program in Modeling and Prediction of Marine Environmental Extremes. Jinyu Sheng, OTN Canada researcher and professor in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie, has been named as the chair.
Read the full story in Dal News.
OTN Canada Researcher Michael Stokesbury's Tagging Work Featured in the Globe and Mail
A satellite tagging study of bluefin tuna off Prince Edward Island led by OTN Canada researcher Michael Stokesbury (Acadia University) showed a very low mortality rate for caught and released animals. This is good news for PEI fishermen who are attempting to lure sport fishing tourists to the Island's catch-and-release bluefin fishery.
Full story published in the March 8, 2011 edition of the Globe and Mail (subscription required to view online).
OTN Canada Researcher Ian Jonsen Gives Keynote Presentation
OTN Canada Researcher Ian Jonsen (Dalhousie University) gave a keynote presentation at the Biologging 4 conference in Hobart, Tasmania (March 14-18, 2011).
The title of Ian's talk was: A Quantitative Approach to Animal Movement Ecology.
More information is available on the conference website.
In the January 14, 2011 issue of Science OTN Canada Pacific researchers published results of their groundbreaking research using genomic sequencing to assess spawning failure in wild Pacific salmon.
|Read the full text article online or download a pdf from the Science website.|
|Listen to an interview with OTN Canada researcher Scott Hinch on CBC Radio's current affairs program As It Happens
[Select "Listen to Part 3" and scroll to the 06:55 time point]
|Coverage of this news item in the popular press...|
|January 14, 2011||What is killing the Pacific salmon?
by Eben Harrell
|January 13, 2011||'Dead fish swimming' virus may be hurting Pacific salmon
by Margaret Munro
|January 13, 2011||Mystery Disease Found in Pacific Salmon
by Brandon Keim
|January 13, 2011||Mysterious infection is killing B.C. salmon
by Mark Hume
|The Globe and Mail|
Miller, K.M., Li, S., Kaukinen, K.H., Ginther, N., Hammill, E., Curtis, J.M.R., Patterson, D.A., Sierocinski, T., Donnison, L., Pavlidis, P., Hinch, S.G., Hruska, K.A., Cooke, S.J., English, K.K., Farrell, A.P. 2011. Genomic Signatures Predict Migration and Spawning Failure in Wild Canadian Salmon. Science 331(6014): 214-217. DOI: 10.1126/science.1196901.
OTN Canada in Earlier News
|Release Date||News Item||Source|
|May 8, 2010||Researchers to implant 'BlackBerrys for fish' in Arctic||The Telegram|
|May 8, 2010||Research scientist to lead Arctic aquatic species tracking system||U of Windsor Daily News|