Grand Banks, NL – A major scientific research study is set to begin off Canada’s east coast. The $7.5 million project funded by the US Dept of Defence hopes to learn how to predict when fog will occur. It is estimated 50 to 60 people in Canada die each from fog-related issues. The Americans are sending some fogologists to cruise the Atlantic Ocean from the Sable Islands of Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador’s Grand banks.
Swede Fogol is the lead member of the team.
“For me to become a fogologist (one who studies fog) seemed a no-brainer,” Fogol admitted. “The classes at the Fog Academy were rather small.”
When professors at the Fog Academy were asked to confirm Fogol’s credentials, they responded, “Oh, we know Swede Fogol!”
Seeing a well-funded-by-Americans project, numerous Canadians are literally hopping on board, including researchers from the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada, York University, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network and Dalhousie University in Halifax.
“This level of underwriting for research is scarce bye, so we backed our bags, and made our way to Halifax harbour, for sure!” exclaimed Dr. O. “Baby” Siris, spokesperson for the Canadian contingent. “Of course, we brought our fiddles, and we don’t go very far without some Screech!”
If they don’t find fog at the Grand Banks, the crew can always have their own heads examined!
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