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Networks to predict and explain marine animal movements in a changing environment

Issue

  • Rapid environmental change is causing shifts in marine populations

Need

  • Combine animal tagging, biodiversity and environmental data and information to help document, understand and predict these shifts

Approach

  • Emulate restoration and recovery efforts implemented e.g. in the Pacific and Atlantic during the International Year of the Salmon (2019) that are scalable to other species (e.g. mullet, marine mammals)

Possible Outcomes

  • Integrated data to identify hotspots, visualize shifts and forecast change
  • Ecosystem indicators for top predators as ‘sentinels’ of change
  • Basin-wide platform for information sharing

Main contacts: Gabrielle Canonico (NOAA, USA) and Fred Whoriskey (Dalhousie University, Canada)