Mixing Dynamite and a Dead Whale

Learning from our mistakes is one thing, but mixing half a ton of dynamite with a dead beached whale is another.  Setting aside any comments for now regarding last week’s discovery that a NOAA contracted vessel struck and killed an endangered blue whale, an apparent question weighing on state officials minds was what to do with the enormous carcass.  Although they opted to let nature run its course, the folks in Oregon County were a little bit more ambitious, or perhaps watched a little too much Myth Busters for their own good. Try explaining this one to your auto insurance company.

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Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.

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