Domestic and wild animals, like the “canary in the coal mine” can be “sentinels” for human health threats from a changing environment. The Center for One Health Research conducts research and training related to the phenomenon of animals serving as sentinels for environmental change relevant to human health.
- An otter at the Seattle Aquarium developed asthma from the Washington wildfires in Sept 2015. Click here to see more about how she is serving as a sentinel for air quality hazards.
- Fracking, humans and animals
- Canary database
A Seattle Aquarium trainer teaches a sea otter to use an inhaler as a treatment for smoke induced asthma.