Dr. Sarah Gutowsky shares her recent findings on the migratory route of Sabine’s Gulls. This incredible species migrates 15,000 km from the high Arctic to Perú, and makes a brief but essential stopover along the coast of Vancouver Island in the Juan de Fuca Strait. Sarah helps us explore, not only the methodologies and insights from this research but also how she hopes the research may be used to inspire positive conservation actions.
Shortly after our talk with Sarah, a shipping disaster occurred in the Juan de Fuca Strait. We imagine the environmental impacts will be ongoing for many years. As we follow that news story closely, it’s hard not to think about the Sabine’s Gull and other species that may be impacted.
You can learn more about that disaster here: As container ship smoulders off B.C. coast, environmental concerns remain