Wayne Trivelpiece Interviewed by Boston Globe
January 17, 2007 - Seaspan
By Polita Glynn
Wayne Trivelpiece, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration researcher and Pew Fellow, was recently interviewed for a story on global warming and overfishing by the Boston Globe. The article focuses on the environmental message portrayed by the 2005 blockbuster “Happy Feet”, which highlights the plight of South Seas penguins as they suffer from a depleted food supply. Trivelpiece explains that populations of krill, which are the major source of food for penguins, are being reduced by a lack of ice. The ice contains algae necessary for krill survival. In addition, krill have been depleted by trawlers from Norway, Russia, Japan, Korea, Ukraine, and Poland, among others, for use in feeding farmed salmon and for pharmaceuticals. Trivelpiece said that only half of all young Adelie and chinstrap penguins survive as a result of declining krill populations.
The Boston Globe, John Donnelly, 6 December 2006