Alexandra Morton

Independent Biologist Department of Wild Salmon

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http://alexandramorton.ca/

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This is an orca named Charlie Chin with quite the life story. In 1970 his family was captured and the albino whale Chimo was sent to an aquarium where she died. A 2nd young whale was also taken. After 75 days of refusing to eat one of the mothers rammed the net and died. Charlie grabbed the net and tried to break it. A couple of days later he took a salmon from a human and offered it to the second mother. Together they swam around the enclosure each holding one end of the fish, then they tore it apart and ate it. They were transients, who eat mammals. This was likely their 1st fish. These 2 survivors were sold, but someone released them from Pedder Bay before shipment. I got to know them 15 years later. They did not act differently towards humans despite our having killed more than 1/2 their family. I have not seen them in years. # #deptwildsalmon

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Perpetually in this fight that chose me, a lot of life gets left behind. And so a good dog who is willing to ride it out with you goes a long way.

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Boy dog and dolphin! I was lucky to be able to raise my children in the wilderness. I feel it is so important that children experience the real world. #DeptWildSalmon

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Orca love a good light show! As the sun sinks low on the horizon, whales that have a full belly start ripping around playing with each other. Their sounds get wild and less structured, lots of whistling. Of course these behaviours are difficult to photograph as the whales get faster and the light gets lower! Perhaps there is some biological advantage to this activity, but ultimately I think whales, and many non-human species just like to have fun. It is good for us to recognize this because while we definitely are special, we too are animals and as such we need the same things as the animals around us, food, clean air, clean water. What's different about us is that we have put all this at risk and we have the capacity to clean our mess up. So let's get on it!

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To really get to know and understand an animal, you have go live with them, become their neighbour. Jane Goodall pioneered this way of learning and so when I followed the whales I was studying to beautiful Echo Bay I made it my home. Everyone lived in floathouses which are tied to the beach with logs. You go up and down in the tide, otters visit often, you need to make your own electricity and you become part of the environment. I dropped a hydrophone into the water thru the raft of floating logs and so could hear the whale families night and day. I lived in this house for 20 years and eventually my neighbour, Bill Proctor, pulled on to land for me and it is part of my research station, @salmoncoastfieldstation. #DeptWildSalmon

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Oh the life of a herring! Chased by fish and diving birds the se fish have formed a ball. No fish wants to be on the outside. They are forced to the surface, but try to stay out of reach of the gulls above - you can see their feet. All of this works, until a humpback whale comes along and swallows the whole school! Herring are critical to life on the BC coast feeding salmon, whales, eagles and many other species of birds and fish who need herring to survive. Where there is herring there is hope. I am working to protect these fish as well as salmon. #DeptWildSalmon.

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Whales live at the wild boundary between sea and air. They must return to the surface to breathe even during hurricanes! They can never build a nest, never hide in a cave and never stop swimming. And so the only home that exists for orca is family. In the years of research I have come to understand that family is the most important thing to these whales. We have no right to break up these families, yes we did learn a lot from whales in captivity, but perhaps the greatest thing we learned is that they don't belong in tanks. They belong together. #deptwildsalmon.

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In 1980, when I first arrived in Musgamagw Territory there were no humpback whales. They had been killed by the local whaling industry. One morning as my husband and I were breaking camp 2 fishermen came up to us saying there was a killer whale in Knight Inlet with a 10' dorsal fin! That is too tall for an orca. One guy said it was black and the other said it was white! They were SO excited clearly they had seen something so we hurried out. We found his humpback whale, slapping his 10' pectoral fin, one side was white and the other was black. Since then I have been careful not to disregard any sighting report and this has led to a lifetime of fascinating discoveries about this place.

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We love the phrase "free as an eagle" but eagles work hard to make a living. Right now eagles are riding the wind watching for the herring that should return to spawn. Beginning just before sunrise, as in this picture, they scan the water for the fish they need to survive. I test the herring around my home on the coast of British Columbia for the viruses carried by the Atlantic salmon farming industry. Tracking viruses is frightening because the phrase "go viral" well describes what viruses do. I hope the herring return soon... I am watching with the eagles.

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When I 1st began studying wild orca I had an experience that cracked my scientific veneer. I was following these whales, Eve's family, when a bank of fog rolled over us. I was inexperienced and had no compass or radio. I was instantly lost, night was coming on and I could hear a cruise ship heading my way on my underwater microphone. Panic was creeping up my body when the whales surfaced RIGHT beside me. I instantly felt safe and decided to follow them, even tho they were headed out to sea. They kept alongside me for 30 minutes, when suddenly I was out of the fog. I realized they had reversed direction while we traveled together. I waited for them to reappear but as soon as I was safe they turned back to the west and never came out of the fog. My mind spun in circles, did they rescue me? Was that even possible? Since this experience in 1980 I have heard many stories of orca rescuing deer, dogs and all I know for sure is that this happened. There are so many mysteries #listeningtowhales, #deptwildsalmon

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Today is Day-150 of an epic battle to keep wild salmon swimming thru the waters of BC, Canada! The indigenous people of the Broughton Archipelago have occupied fish farm facilities in their territories since August 24th, the companies are threatening to arrest them, the BC government is committed to reconciling with these Nations, but seem afraid of the companies. This life and death drama is replaying worldwide It seems clear that keeping our world alive hinges on whether governments around the world are free to respect critical demands from the people who are on the frontlines of the collapse of earths ecosystems. I have the greatest respect for all involved and I am holding my breath to see if young wild salmon will make it to sea this year. #deptwildsalmon

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Even as we study the devastating impact of salmon farming - science can be a lot of fun! I affectionally called my crew the Rubbermaids due to the hip waders. We counted the number of sea lice from salmon farms on thousands of juvenile wild salmon yearly and released the tiny fish to continue their epic migration. This work is ongoing. Adapting science to non lethal methods means more work in the field, but when you have an amazing team like this it becomes possible. Getting governments to heed the warnings is not nearly as fun or successful, but we biologists are the finger tips of humanity. We are sending messages to the collective brain warning that our world is going to collapse if we don't figure out how to live WITH the natural world not against it!

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Before my life turned to protecting the BC coast from farm salmon disease, I learned a lot from the whales I was studying. In summer the Northern Resident orca came together in Johnstone Strait to socialize while feeding on wild salmon headed for their rivers to spawn. I love thinking about the seconds before this picture was taken as the whales were streaking towards the surface side-by-side. Orca really love getting together greatly enjoy each others company. #deptwildsalmon

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It's not easy being a salmon, but they are one of the rare species on earth that feed everyone around them. They are so successful they make enough fish for their survival and over 100 species. They are like a power cord that draws the energy of the sun hitting open ocean waters into the mountains of British Columbia. Sun makes plankton, plankton is eaten by small fish which are eaten by salmon and salmon swim up mountains. They feed the trees that make the oxygen we breathe. This is why I spend my life doing the science we need to protect wild salmon. I love this generous fish!! #deptwildsalmon, #salmonaresacred

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One of the mysteries I am studying is - why are BC wild salmon turning yellow? The fish on the right is normal-looking, the one on the left is quite yellow. Both of these were found dead in the lower Fraser River. If you have seen this can you reply? I am a strong believer in citizen science as we collectively have eyes everywhere! Wild salmon are telling us many things and my mission is to listen to them and figure out how we can get out of their way. So many people are helping me do this.

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It all started when when I went into the wilderness to study whales. This picture was taken 34 years ago near Echo Bay. Today I am in the same position as every biologist who goes into the wilderness. The first ten years are pure adventure and discovery and falling in love, then the realization creeps in that things are not right, the living fabric is caught in industrial gears and unravelling. If you make it past that stage it's all about trying to tell people there is a better way to live on this planet. It has become critical that we look at the world with new eyes, and see how we can dove-tail into the incredible forces of nature that provide everything we need. We can do this.

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As luck would have I arrived in Echo Bay, the same year as the Pacific white-sided dolphins returned to the area in 1984. Their bones went back thousands of years in the First Nation village site middens, but none of the old timers had ever seen dolphins bow riding as they ran around the archipelago in their speed boats. I began taking pictures of them and eventually had over 1000 photo - identified. I began to see them as merry thugs! They harass whales, porpoises, fish, seals. They chase boats. I think humans are the only species that actually enjoy their company! Their language is as complex as their behaviour. Whenever I am with dolphins I have to laugh, their joy is contagious! #ilovedolphins, #listeningtowhales

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So many people have asked how to tell the difference between farmed and wild salmon. So here's a picture. Farm salmon (on the right) has white stripes of fat, wild salmon does not, because they are much more active. There has been research into the fat in farm salmon that has raised concerns regarding PCB contamination. We need to be very careful where we get the fat in our diet. Many chemicals stick to fat and then transfer to our fat cells when we eat it. Unfortunately our bodies really hang on to fat, and so we build up toxins.

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Little known fact. Farm salmon is naturally grey, so the companies pick what colour they think the public will buy and they put additives in the feed to make flesh of farm salmon look like wild salmon. There is so much we need to know about farm salmon before we bring it home to feed our families.

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Women were supposed to remain in the kitchen and scientists remain silent in their labs. But when your data spells out environmental collapse, it is time to speak up. Dr Jane Goodall pioneered scientific activism and she is my guide today. I collided with the salmon farming industry 30 yrs ago. They drove out the whales I was studying, violated First Nation rights and now wild salmon are collapsing here as everywhere this industry sets up shop. I am watching extinction in progress and so I am reaching out to all who love whales, wild salmon and our living world. Dear Premier Horgan, do not renew fish farm tenures where First Nations have no agreements with the industry. Premier@gov.bc.ca.

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As long as orca still break the ocean's surface to breathe, wild salmon swim up waterfalls and herring come to the coast to spawn there is hope. But I can see we all need to lean hard into the effort to keep the oceans alive. The greatest thing we can do for Tsitika's family, seen here, is restore their most important food resource - salmon. And the greatest reversible impact on wild salmon is turning off the flow of disease from farm salmon. Don't eat it, don't buy it and write the premier of BC, John Horgan and tell him farms belong on land where the pollution can be contained. Premier@gov.bc.ca #johnhorgan4bc, #getfishfarmsout, #salmonAreSacred, #bcpoli, #cndpoli, #laststandforwildsalmon,

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This is a question Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan has to consider. If he violates First Nations and renews salmon farm tenures, most young wild salmon trying to go to sea will be infected with farm lice and exposed to a Norwegian blood virus and a disease sweeping through the Chilean salmon farming industry that eats off the salmon's skin. Premier@gov.bc.ca Do NOT renew salmon farm tenures #SalmonAreSacred, #IsThisYourSushi?,

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I am studying the spread of a Norwegian farm salmon blood virus. The salmon farmers won't let scientists test the salmon in the pens, so I go shopping for them. 90% of BC farm salmon in markets are testing positive for Piscine Reovirus. The impact of this foreign virus on wild salmon appears to make it harder for wild salmon to swim up a river to spawn. We are waiting to see if the premier of British Columbia is going to allow this industry to continue to infect wild fish with Piscine Reovirus. #isthisyoursushi?, #Gotpiscinereovirus?AlexandraMorton.typed.com

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I came to the Broughton Archipelago in 1980, looking for this whale's family. This is Corky, she is a member of the A5 pod of northern resident orca. I was studying her language. I was determined not to engage in any environmental battle; I just wanted to know what the beautiful calls of this family meant- what were they saying. Now I study fish farm viruses. This is common for people who go into the wilderness to study an animal. We realize their world is being destroyed by us and we have to do something. Corky is still being held captive by Sea World. I am so grateful that she called to me. Wish she could be returned to her home. #ListeningtoWhales, #salmonAreSacred, #GetFishFarmsOut

Alexandra Morton Name Data

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Alexandra Morton Linguistics

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Alexandra Morton with Hindi letters अलॆक्सअंद्र मॊर्तॊन्
Alexandra Morton with Chinese letters Aㄌㄜ˙ㄒㄢ˙ㄉㄖㄚ˙ Mㄛ˙ㄖㄊㄛ˙ㄋ˙
Alexandra Morton with Cyrillic letters Александра Мортон
Alexandra Morton with Hebrew letters ַלֶכסַנדרַ מֳרטֳן
Alexandra Morton with Arabic letters َلِكسَندرَ مُرتُن
Alexandra Morton with Tamil letters அலெக்ஸஅஂத்ர மொர்தொந்
Alexandra Morton with Japanese letters あれくさんでら もるとん
Alexandra Morton with Armenian letters Ալեխանդրա Մորտոն

Alexandra Morton ratings of this name

A Good Name 84%
16% A Bad Name
Masculine 96%
4% Feminine
Classic 28%
72% Modern
Mature 81%
19% Youthful
Formal 60%
40% Informal
Upper Class 91%
9% Common
Urban 72%
28% Natural
Wholesome 59%
41% Devious
Strong 51%
49% Delicate
Refined 74%
26% Rough
Strange 30%
70% Boring
Simple 100%
0% Complex
Serious 21%
79% Comedic
Nerdy 22%
78% Unintellectual
Characteristics Value
Alexandra Morton's Optimism 18
Alexandra Morton's Creativity 3
Alexandra Morton's Resilience 7
Alexandra Morton's Self-Control 10
Alexandra Morton's Emotional Awareness 13
Alexandra Morton's Sociability 2
Alexandra Morton's Patience 16
Alexandra Morton's Integrity 13
Alexandra Morton's Willpower 6
Alexandra Morton's Passion 1

Post statistic

Created Text Like Comments Hashtags Post value Go
2018.02.16. 20:16 This is an orca named Charlie Chin with quite the life story. In 1970 his family was... 460 18 2 0,21$
2018.02.15. 06:27 Perpetually in this fight that chose me, a lot of life gets left behind. And so a good... 434 24 0 0,25$
2018.02.09. 20:46 Boy dog and dolphin! I was lucky to be able to raise my children in the wilderness. I... 501 15 1 0,20$
2018.02.07. 22:49 Orca love a good light show! As the sun sinks low on the horizon, whales that have a... 367 7 0 0,11$
2018.02.04. 18:10 To really get to know and understand an animal, you have go live with them, become... 524 21 1 0,26$
2018.02.02. 20:03 Oh the life of a herring! Chased by fish and diving birds the se fish have formed a... 215 9 1 0,10$
2018.02.01. 19:40 Whales live at the wild boundary between sea and air. They must return to the surface... 411 16 1 0,18$
2018.01.31. 19:31 In 1980, when I first arrived in Musgamagw Territory there were no humpback whales.... 255 3 0 0,07$
2018.01.26. 06:10 We love the phrase "free as an eagle" but eagles work hard to make a living. Right now... 326 8 0 0,11$
2018.01.22. 18:00 When I 1st began studying wild orca I had an experience that cracked my scientific... 952 54 2 0,98$
2018.01.20. 17:45 Today is Day-150 of an epic battle to keep wild salmon swimming thru the waters of BC,... 287 9 1 0,11$
2018.01.19. 18:35 Even as we study the devastating impact of salmon farming - science can be a lot of... 273 12 0 0,12$
2018.01.17. 18:48 Before my life turned to protecting the BC coast from farm salmon disease, I learned a... 552 22 1 0,28$
2018.01.15. 18:59 It's not easy being a salmon, but they are one of the rare species on earth that feed... 281 8 2 0,10$
2018.01.14. 19:22 One of the mysteries I am studying is - why are BC wild salmon turning yellow? The fish... 401 42 0 0,36$
2018.01.13. 18:41 It all started when when I went into the wilderness to study whales. This picture was... 348 19 0 0,18$
2018.01.11. 18:59 As luck would have I arrived in Echo Bay, the same year as the Pacific white-sided... 248 12 2 0,11$
2018.01.11. 06:35 So many people have asked how to tell the difference between farmed and wild salmon. So... 393 31 0 0,28$
2018.01.09. 17:54 Little known fact. Farm salmon is naturally grey, so the companies pick what colour... 258 33 0 0,21$
2018.01.08. 18:28 Women were supposed to remain in the kitchen and scientists remain silent in their... 518 18 0 0,23$
2018.01.07. 16:07 As long as orca still break the ocean's surface to breathe, wild salmon swim up... 499 17 6 0,21$
2018.01.06. 18:44 This is a question Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan has to consider. If he... 357 11 2 0,13$
2018.01.05. 19:10 I am studying the spread of a Norwegian farm salmon blood virus. The salmon farmers... 384 35 2 0,30$
2018.01.04. 15:55 I came to the Broughton Archipelago in 1980, looking for this whale's family. This is... 310 18 3 0,16$

Alexandra Morton National Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Alexandra Morton National Statistic for the Name ALEXANDRA MORTON
Population Estimate 1827 +/- 8.2%
National Rank 47449
Percentile Rank 0.4
Proportion per 100k 1
SSA Baby Name Population 1224
SSA Baby Name per 100k 1.5
SSA Baby Name Rank 14422
SSA Baby Name Percentile Rank 0.6

Alexandra Morton Summary

  • ALEXANDRA MORTON is ranked as the 47449th most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 1827.
  • This name is in the 40th percentile, this means that nearly 2% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 1 people named ALEXANDRA MORTON for every 100,000 Americans.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named ALEXANDRA MORTON is 1224
  • According to our algorithm there are 270 last names associated with the name ALEXANDRA MORTON.

Race and Ethinicity

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name ALEXANDRA MORTON
Race or Hispanic origin % of population with name % of US general population % difference
White 73.83% 59.28% 14.55 %
Hispanic origin 11.13% 11.48% -0.35%
Black 3.73% 14.78% -11.05%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4.93% 6.38% -1.45%
Two or more races 4.83% 4.78% 0.05%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1.57% 3.3% -1.73%

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name ALEXANDRA MORTON is 73.83% White, 11.13% Hispanic origin, 3.73% Black, 4.93% Asian or Pacific Islander, 4.83% Two or More Races, and 1.57 American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name ALEXANDRA MORTON have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Black.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name ALEXANDRA MORTON is included in the following name catgories:
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Turkish masculine given name