Dr. Juan José Alava
Toxic chemicals found in oil spills and wildfire smoke detected in killer whales
A study published today is the first to find polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in orcas off the coast of B.C., as well as in utero transfer of the chemicals from mother to fetus.
Dec 19, 2023
Toxic toilet paper and long-lasting chemicals found in endangered killer whales
A chemical used in the production of toilet paper and ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in the bodies of orcas in B.C., including the endangered southern resident killer whales.
Jan 12, 2023
UBC experts on Canada’s regulation of single-use plastics
UBC experts are available to comment on the federal government’s new regulations aimed at eliminating or restricting certain single-use plastics that pose a threat to the environment.
Jun 20, 2022
UBC experts on World Oceans Day
UBC experts are available to comment on various topics on June 8, World Oceans Day.
Jun 6, 2022