SDJV Student Feature: Annie Maliguine

SDJV Student Feature: Annie Maliguine

Annie Maliguine is a soon-to-be graduate from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She grew up in Sacramento California and pursued her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UC Davis. It...
Congratulations to the 2024 Student Fellowship Awardees! Learn more about the students who will move sea duck conservation forward with their work

Congratulations to the 2024 Student Fellowship Awardees! Learn more about the students who will move sea duck conservation forward with their work

Now in its second year, the fellowship program was created with the goal of increasing the number of skilled early career professionals interested in sea duck conservation. Student projects may cover any aspects of sea duck management, conservation, and science, and this year’s group is doing so while employing new and innovative ideas all across North America. We can’t wait to see what they discover!

Data and Ducks: Developing and compiling transboundary avian data for sea ducks in the Salish Sea

Data and Ducks: Developing and compiling transboundary avian data for sea ducks in the Salish Sea

In 2020, a Birds Canada paper detailing 20 years of sea duck population trends in the Salish Sea revealed some unsettling news – many species were currently or had been experiencing population declines. Between 1999 and 2019, White-winged scoters experienced a 4.3% population decline per year, while Black scoters experienced a 15% decline per year, and Long-tailed Ducks a 5% decline per year in the same period. The challenges of understanding and addressing these dramatic population decreases were compounded by a lack of cross-border baseline data on many of the species, making it hard to truly assess the causes and timing of the declines.