Researchers concerned about gannet population
Gannets, the big white marine birds that nest on Bonaventure Island, have had trouble finding food and reproducing in recent years. Researchers studying these gannets on Bonaventure Island have reason to believe that a major oil spill has had an impact on the food chain, causing some of these problems.
CBC's Marika Wheeler was in the Gaspé earlier this summer, where she met met researcher Yannick Sayer and spotted the birds. Here, she speaks with eco-toxicologist Lynn Miller. Visit our Facebook page for more photos of the iconic birds.