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Pete Coppolillo
Works at Working Dogs for Conservation
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Ever heard of lobster detection dogs? This article goes back a few years, but plenty of work is still being done in Maritime Canada - and beyond. The Department of Fisheries & Oceans has had a ‘lobster dog’ since the early 1980s, first Buddy and now Sonic. These dogs have saved a gargantuan amount of time and greatly contributed to efforts that ensure lobsters are being sustainably harvested. The dog can search roughly 1000 lobster crates in 15-20 minutes, whereas it would take a couple of officers at least half a day. The dog can also be enlisted against activities such as illegal clam digging, among other important fisheries conservation and enforcement measures.
Sonic, the Fisheries Department sniffer dog, is trained to find pregnant female lobsters, which is it illegal for fishermen to keep and sell.
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Birch made it over for the S. Dakota opening weekend. A great time was had by all...
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Cool. That's my home state. Hope you limited out!
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If you're in the Bay Area in October, come learn how dogs help save wildlife, at the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo. (see http://wildnet.org/events/wildlife-conservation-expo-2014 for more information.)
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Glad to see this happening...I'm sure this will be of interest and relevant to many in this community: 
 
The US Marine Corps is looking for new homes and possibly careers for around 100 dogs. Other military jobs, then police and other law enforcement agencies will be given priority, but it's nice to see that their handlers will also have the opportunity to adopt them.
Think you could provide a good home to a retiring Marine Corps IED detection dog?
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Bird season seems a long way away, but the huns (Hungarian or Gray Partridge) are spreading out and getting ready to nest here in Montana, so they're turning up in funny places and Birch gets birdy a lot, even right in town...
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I'll claim that Birch learned it from Jazz....
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You'll marvel all over again at the magic that is a dog's nose and the world of scent that accompanies it!
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This is great from every angle!
 
This is one of the coolest-and cutest-new jobs for a working dog:
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If you're in the Bay Area in October, come learn how dogs help save wildlife, at the Wildlife Conservation Network Expo. (see http://wildnet.org/events/wildlife-conservation-expo-2014 for more information.)
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If you missed this series, it's wonderful and worth checking out.  Thanks +Working Dogs for Conservation  for sharing it!
 
Ever want to get in dogs'- or any other animal's- heads? Nova (the PBS series) offers some preliminary glimpses. Episode 3 focuses on dogs:
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Certainly true with my dogs (and my kids, come to think of it...):
 
The WDC dogs are glad to see human scientists catching up with what they already know:
A new study finds that hyperactive puppies perform better in tests identifying animals which would make good working dogs
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Dogs keep doing amazing things... Kind of makes you wonder what else is possible!  What's next?
 
They're at it again: Dogs helping save wildlife by finding illegal wire snares, aquatic contaminants and invasive species:
Not just sniffing around, wonder dogs guide scientists to treasure troves of information and play leading roles in efforts to protect wildlife and wilderness.
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Conservation, Ecology, Technology
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  • Working Dogs for Conservation
    Executive Director, 2012 - present
  • Visual Life Web
    Co-Founder and Principal, 2010 - 2012
  • Independent
    Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
    Conservation Ecologist, 2000 - 2010
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Father, conservationist, Africanist, tech geek, hunter, mountain biker, skier, dirtbag, enthusiastic (but not talenIted) photographer.
Education
  • University of California, Davis
    Ph.D.: Ecology, 1994 - 2000
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Biology (EPOB) and Environmental Conservation, 1988 - 1994
  • Cherry Creek High
    1984 - 1988
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