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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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February 09th 2011:Guillemots, Puffins and Bears of an Arctic Island

Dr. George Divoky has traveled to remote Cooper Island in the Arctic for nearly 30 years. Braving the elements and the occasional polar bear, his mission is to study the Black Guillemots — seabirds closely related to the extinct Great Auk. Because no other animal is so closely tied to Arctic ice flows, George’s research is contributing to the understanding of climate change on wildlife in Arctic. Climate change is the reason for more puffins and polar bears on Cooper Island. George explains why this is bad for guillemots. He concludes on a hopeful note on how pelican boxes built for nesting si

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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues 23/11/2017 12:00 23/11/2017 01:00 Moir’s Environmental Dialogues https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1570/moirs-environmental-dialogues Dr. George Divoky has traveled to remote Cooper Island in the Arctic for nearly 30 years. Braving the elements and the occasional polar bear, his mission is to study the Black Guillemots — seabirds closely related to the extinct Great Auk. Because no other animal is so closely tied to Arctic ice flows, George’s research is contributing to the understanding of climate change on wildlife in Arctic. Climate change is the reason for more puffins and polar bears on Cooper Island. George explains why this is bad for guillemots. He concludes on a hopeful note on how pelican boxes built for nesting sites can save guillemots. George invites school teachers and informal educators to join with Friends of Cooper’s Island to build their own nesting habitats for “the penguins of the north.” VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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