Ms. Alexandra Morton Lecture

Ms. Alexandra Morton
Marine Biologist

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 17, 2012 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


If We Want Wild Salmon, It Is Up To Us


Ms. Morton moved to the remote Broughton Archipelago in 1984 to study and film killer whales. As a biologist, she began to study the interaction of farmed and wild salmon and together with scientists from around the world measured the significant impact of salmon farms on fish and whales. Ms. Morton has co-published two dozen papers on this controversial subject in scientific journals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She has also participated in every government process on salmon farms. Ms. Morton turned her home into the Salmon Coast Field Station and made it available to scientists who wanted to further study the impact of salmon farms. She is director of the Raincoast Research Society, a charitable non-profit society dedicated to science, and she founded the Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society. Winner of numerous awards for her work, Ms. Morton has also written seven books.