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November 2014
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Jared Towers on minke whales

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmanuel Parish Hall, Eastsound,
242 Main St, Eastsound, WA 98245 United States
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Minkes are the smallest baleen whales in the North Pacific ocean. They visit the Salish Sea most commonly between May and October. They are one of the fastest cetaceans. To learn more and see some extraordinary photos of minke whales, visit the Marine Education and Research Society’s page on minke whale research: http://www.mersociety.org/researchminkes.htm See also: Overview from NOAA: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/minkewhale.htm Information on minke whales in the Salish Sea: http://www.northeastpacificminke.org/project-news/category/salish-sea An overview of mammals in the Salish Sea by Albert Shepard: http://depts.washington.edu/fhlk12/links/NatHistory/mammals.pdf…

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December 2014
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Kit Rawson on Salmon Management in the 21st Century (Family Night)

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Larry Norman Lodge, YMCA Camp Orkila

“Have we learned anything yet?” That’s the subtitle of Kit Rawson’s talk on salmon management. Kit is a former fisheries biologist with the Tulalip Tribes and spent his career working on salmon and other fish. Family Night: This is our annual Family Night lecture, which is our way of thanking the Orcas Island community for supporting our efforts to make the Salish Sea more healthy. Come between 5:30 and 6ish for a free dinner provided by YMCA Camp Orkila. The…

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January 2015
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Terrie Klinger on ocean acidification

January 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmanuel Parish Hall, Eastsound,
242 Main St, Eastsound, WA 98245 United States
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Terrie Klinger, UW scientist and former SeaDoc Society Science Advisor, will speak on ocean acidification. Dr. Klinger is Director and Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, and is the Stan and Alta Barer Endowed Professor of Sustainability Science. In 2013 she was named the co-director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center (click that link or this one if you want an overview of ocean acidification and how Washington State is reacting to it). Since 2011 she has been focused…

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February 2015
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Jonathan White on tides

February 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Emmanuel Parish Hall, Eastsound,
242 Main St, Eastsound, WA 98245 United States
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Local writer Jonathan White will speak about his forthcoming book, Tides: The ocean’s dance with the moon. Presenting Partner: YMCA Camp Orkila Sponsors: Tom Averna / Deer Harbor Charters Barbara Brown Emmanuel Episcopal Church Bryce and Sue Rhodes Dean and Audrey Stupke West Sound Marina Martha Wyckoff in honor of Lee Rolfe

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