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Media Advisory - Technical briefing: Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative report - Incident Report: North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality Event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN, Oct. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - On October 5, 2017 veterinarians Pierre-Yves Daoust, pathologist and professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, and Émilie L. Couture, veterinarian with the Zoo de Granby and the Université de Montréal will present their findings in the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) report: "Incident Report: North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality Event in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2017."

The report includes findings from necropsies performed this summer on six North Atlantic Right Whales.

The CWHC report was prepared and released in partnership with the Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Tonya Wimmer, Director of the Marine Animal Response Society, Matthew Hardy, spokesperson for the Science Branch in DFO's Gulf Region, and Jane Weldon, Director General, Marine Safety and Security at Transport Canada, will also participate to respond to specific questions.



Thursday October 5, 2017


11 a.m. (Atlantic time)


Room 286 B and C

Atlantic Veterinary College

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, P.E.I.


All media planning to participate by phone are required to register by calling
613-990-7537 or emailing Media.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca before 9 a.m. (Atlantic) on Thursday, October 5.

Media wishing to attend in person are asked to meet in the lobby at the main entrance of the Atlantic Veterinary College 15 minutes prior to the start of the technical briefing.

The full report will be available on the CWHC's web site: http://www.cwhc-rcsf.ca

Associated Links
Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative 
University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College 
Marine Animal Response Society


SOURCE Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada

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