Over 600 citizens rallied together at Indian Point in St Andrews, NB for an event organized by SOS (Save Ocean Science), a non-partisan citizen’s group. Attendees formed a large, human SOS to denounce recent federal budget cuts and express support for environmental science. These cuts will close the St. Andrews Biological Station Library, eliminate the Contaminants and Toxicology program, and severely cut the Habitat program. A number of positions are to be eliminated, affecting local scientists. The aerial SOS was captured from the air by plane and by bucket truck. Attendees also held signs with slogans including “Save Ocean Science”, “This is not fiscal responsibility”, “Keep environmental response team”, “Don’t hijack our future!”, and “Don’t gut fish protection”.
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