Monday, 11 June 2012

The Edge Columns: So long and who cares about all the fish?



By Gerald McEachern
Blogger - St. Andrews

I AM OUTRAGED. It started with a tour of the new St. Andrews Biological Station facility. We, that is, the people of Canada, have invested $71 million and the results are pretty impressive. But there’s a dark downside: while we’ve got a new building, we’re losing key people—and a hundred-year-old science legacy.

The tour ended with a real ending: in the library. It’s a wonderfully spacious room, long and climate controlled, filled with natural light from skylights high above, and banks of rolling bookcases, each at a cost of $15,000 or so, and filled with a collection of science books and research that dates back to the origins of the station (the first of it’s kind in Canada, founded at the turn of the last century). As I said, impressive.


You can read the rest of this post at here in a link to McEachern's blog:  http://geraldmceachern.blogspot.ca/2012/06/so-long-and-who-cares-about-all-fish.html

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