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soundslikepuget18 karma

How are US and Canadian scientists working together on this issue? I presume like all environmental issues, the starfish disease is not stopping at the border.

Also, I'd like to put in a shameless plug for the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference April 30 - May 2 in Seattle where this, and many other pressing marine science issues will be explored. Here's our website

soundslikepuget6 karma

So I hear that the University of Alberta has lost a collared polar bear up there and the collar has both A) Stopped transmitting and B) failed to corrode and fall off as it was supposed to. So the bear's being choked by it and is not doing so hot.

They say they can't get helicopters up there right now to look for it because of the short days. Is there any other way to search for it? Airplanes with infrared? Anything?

soundslikepuget1 karma

I see. I'm glad to hear that damage to a bear from a collar is exceedingly rare. Thank you for the answer.