Talking to birders about seals

By April 27, 2017 May 1st, 2017 Outreach

Local environmental organizations provide a great audience and a fun venue to share our science with the general public. This evening, Kristina gave a talk entitled “Seal Populations on Maine’s Coast: then and now” to the Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon in Ellsworth, Maine. With an interested and engaged audience of about 40 Audubon members and other community members, Kristina shared a brief history of Maine’s seals, tracking the changes in local seal population size and human perception from Native American subsistence hunting, to state-financed bounty programs, to more recent conservation and recovery.