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Pfiesteria Hysteria : The Town’s Tale. You’re an aquatic ecologist with North Carolina State University, you have been assigned to be a field biologist at the Pamlico Sound Research Station. . To zoom in on your North Carolina location click the link below:.

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Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

Pfiesteria Hysteria:The Town’s Tale


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

You’re an aquatic ecologist with North Carolina State University, you have been assigned to be a field biologist at the Pamlico Sound Research Station.

To zoom in on your North Carolina location click the link below:

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a000700/a000756/


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

Pamlico is a small fishing town. . .


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

that loves and depends on their fish a lot.


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

Then one day, a local fisherman brings you a fish and says he thinks there is something in the water killing all the fish. He tells you there must be millions of dead fish in the Pungo River.


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

You and your team immediately go and investigate.


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

With your findings the Governor has set up a task force comprised of the following people:

Commercial Users of the Bay:

Watermen: Crabs, Oysters, etc,

Commercial Fishermen

Seafood Processor

Boat & Dock Maintenance

Associated Commercial Use

Transportation: Trucker, Rail, etc

Seafood Restaurant

Grocery

Motel Owner

Boat & Recreation (ie Waterskiing, etc)

Small Farming

Industrial Chicken Farming (Purdue)

Stockholders in Commercial

Real Estate

Health Insurance


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

Personal Applications

Homeowner, Retiree

Water & Sport User

Scientific

Molecular Biologists @ NIH, CARB, Marine Biotechnology (Columbus Center)

Environmental, Natural Scientists @ EPA, CBF, FDA, DNR

Water Company Filtration Plant

Physicians @ Local, State Health Department

Media & Publicity

Local & National TV, Radio, Newspaper

Public Relations for State & Region

Education

Students, Teachers, Public

Public Policy

Local, State & National Politicians


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

In order to prepare for our Governor’s Conference you will:

1. Complete the Pfiesteria Lit to gain background knowledge about the organism’s biology; the effects on the ecosystem; the health, economic, and public policy issues involved.

2. Meet with your groups and consider which groups of people, or organizations might

a. be impacted by a Pfiesteria outbreak

b. have pertinent knowledge about the cause or solution to an outbeak

c. might be able to implement policy to prevent further outbreaks


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

3. Role play as a member of one of the constituencies identified in #2. As part of your assignment, you will identify risks (risks to the ecosystem, the health, the economy) and perform a risk / benefit analysis for your particular issue. This will also be prepared as a written document to appear in the permanent record.

4. Present your testimony to the Governor and his panel at the conference. The Governor will discuss an overall risk / benefit analysis and make a final decision for future action.


Pfiesteria hysteria the town s tale

Good luck.

The health of this ecosystem depends on you!


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