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Sea otter management on Vancouver Island

June 4, 2021

Lindsey Popkin just graduated with her master’s degree from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs in June 2021. In her final year she also studied Nuu-chah-nulth, a First Nations language spoken on Vancouver Island with funding from a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship through Canadian Studies. Her research focused on Indigenizing sea otter management. Lindsey has been accepted to several universities to pursue a doctorate where she will continue her Canada-based research. In addition, Lindsey is working with Adam Werle, the Nuu-chah-nulth instructor, to develop audio recordings from Nuu-chah-nulth elders discussing sea otters (both in Nuu-chah-nulth and English).