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October 2014 Update

In this issue: annual subtidal dive monitoring yields early results, power to the puffins, marine science lecture by Paul Dayton, thanks to the people who make our … [Read More...]

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Milton Love on the incredible fish of the Salish Sea

Milton Love knows more about the fishes of the eastern Pacific Ocean (that's the part of it that lies off the west coast of North America) than most people, and he's not afraid to show it. From his trips in a one-person submersible to his disdain for salmon, this is an entertaining talk that will keep you watching.

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Video: You’ve never seen killer whales like this before

If you love killer whales, take 10 minutes and watch this video podcast from NOAA Fisheries. NOAA and the Vancouver Aquarium teamed up to photograph Northern Resident Killer Whales from an unmanned aerial vehicle (with the proper permits, of course). The footage and the photographs are beautiful, but when you watch the video you'll see how much information scientists are able to gather just by looking at these high-resolution photographs. You'll learn how to identify whales that … [Read More...]

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Stewards of the Deep: Underwater monitoring in The Islands’ Sounder

Colleen Armstrong of The Islands' Sounder wrote about SeaDoc's collaboration with divers from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF.org) on the front page of the paper. The story included links to REEF's database where you can see detailed findings, including color images of creatures found, for different locations and areas. http://www.islandssounder.com/news/278390531.html … [Read More...]

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SeaDoc/REEF subtidal monitoring project 2014

The subtidal area is one of the least known parts of the Salish Sea. It's a fantastically colorful and complex place seen only by SCUBA divers and scientists. This is why we partnered with Reef Environmental Education Foundation (www.REEF.org) last year to use trained volunteer divers to keep an eye on what is happening below the water. So how long does it take to see dramatic changes in subtidal areas? Turns out a year is enough. When we first started this subtidal monitoring project … [Read More...]

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Tufted puffins: time to make your voice heard

It's been a long time coming, but Washington State is in the final stage of deciding whether or not to list the Tufted puffin as a state endangered species. Tufted puffins used to breed at 43 different nesting colonies in Washington State. Now they are found at only 19, and the state's population is 1/10th of what it was in 1984. Tufted puffins have been candidates for listing in Washington State since 1998. But you can't move from candidate to listed species without a formal scientific … [Read More...]

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SeaDoc helps commercial crabbers recover 550 pots in California

The California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project (a self-sustaining project of the SeaDoc Society that operates without any donated funds), got a nice write-up in the Del Norte Triplicate. Kirsten Gilardi, SeaDoc's executive director, and Jen Renzullo, the field manager for the lost gear project, were featured for their innovative work where north coast crab fishermen are actually recovering lost crab pots and turning a profit by selling the pots back to their original owners. Read the full … [Read More...]

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September 2014 Update

In this issue: Rescuing sea lions entangled by packing straps, Federal funding for marine mammal stranding response, eelgrass science, new video explains Washington Tribes and salmon recovery, and thanks to our 2014 interns! … [Read More...]

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