Alexandra Morton biography

Alexandra Morton

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1957 –

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Who is Alexandra Morton?

Alexandra Bryant Morton is an independent biologist who settled in Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation in British Columbia, Canada to study wild orca in 1984. Morton made her home in Echo Bay - a community without roads, electricity or stores. In 1987 salmon farms moved into the region. At first Morton thought they were a good idea, but within a few years the changes to the archipelago became a concern to the people in the region. Since then Alexandra Morton has published extensively on the impact of salmon farms on whales and salmon. As the industry grew into 27 Norwegian salmon farms, her community died, the school closed, whales left, toxic algae blooms began, Atlantic salmon were found in Pacific rivers, sea lice infestations of wild salmon began and Morton dedicated her life to protecting her home from salmon farms. Morton’s work was featured on 60 Minutes.

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Born
Jul 13, 1957
Lakeville
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • American University
Lived in
  • British Columbia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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