Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

An Update on the Walrus

Most of us have heard about polar bears, and the problems they are having with melting ice in the Arctic.

Two Virginia scientists maintain that, if you really want to understand the impact of climate change, you need to hear about the walrus.

So discuss walruses we will, with longtime walrus investigators Jerry McCormick-Ray and (research partner as well as husband) Carleton Ray.

Guests:
Jerry McCormick-Ray, M.S. - Senior Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, whose research has focused on marine mammals and marine invertebrates, physiological effects of pollution, and benthic faunal ecology in estuaries and in the Arctic. Co-author of  Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management (December, 2013; Wiley-Blackwell).

G. Carleton Ray, Ph.D. - Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, who has conducted basic and applied research in polar and temperate regions and in the tropics, concentrating on natural history of fishes and marine mammals, biodiversity, and conservation science.  Lead author of Marine Conservation: Science, Policy, and Management (December, 2013; Wiley-Blackwell).

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