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Sealing the Deal
The Grey Seal Problem in the U.S. Northeast
Matthew S. Kaufman
This case study uses a PowerPoint-driven approach combined with role-playing to explore issues surrounding the grey seal population off the coast of New England, specifically Chatham, Massachusetts. After gathering information, the students take the part of Chatham City council members and are asked to make a recommendation to Senator Jack Kenny (a fictional individual) on how to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Originally developed for a course in biodiversity conservation, the case could also be used in introductory ecology, environmental management, and environmental ethics courses.
|Keywords:||Grey seal; seals; Marine Mammal Protection Act; Atlantic salmon, Endangered Species Act; biodiversity; Chatham; Massachusetts|
|Topical Area:||Policy issues, Regulatory issues, Social issues|
|Educational Level:||High school, Undergraduate lower division|
|Subject Headings:||Ecology Environmental Science Wildlife Management|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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