How to get around a funding problem
How to get around a funding problem
News from the SeaDoc Society
March 2016
It is exciting when you feel like something you have done could really shift the way people think and act. Thor Hanson, Gary Wiles and I knew that if more people would invest in the science needed for listing threatened and endangered species, we could move faster and save more of these animals. That's why we wrote the paper highlighted below. I’m grateful that working for SeaDoc allows me to think big and act on items that can really make a difference. Our paradigm shift to save more endangered species was possible because SeaDoc is primarily privately funded by donors like you, which enables us to think outside of the box. Thank you for making that possible!
Joe Gaydos
Chief Scientist and Regional Director
SeaDoc shifts paradigm for listing of endangered species
Say you have a backlog of 112 species that need to be evaluated for possible endangered species listing. And say your funding is flat or declining. What do you do?
The old paradigm says tough luck. You'll work through the list as funding allows.
But that's not the only way, and the new paradigm could significantly speed up the listing process for species all over the world.
See the new paradigm
The Salish Sea - a bestseller
One year ago we celebrated the release of our book The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest (Sasquatch Books). Thanks to you it became a bestseller and is helping thousands of people see the beauty of the Salish Sea and join in efforts to protect and care for it. Do you have a copy? Do you know how long it was on the Pacific Northwest bestseller list?
Find out
Bird expert joins Science Advisors
Ecologist and bird expert (and past SeaDoc-funded scientist) Dr. Eric Anderson has joined our esteemed group of scientific advisors, replacing long-time advisor and recently retired scientist Dave Nysewander. Eric is a passionate outdoor explorer -- click through to find out about his kayaking, canoeing, and mountain-biking adventures.
Meet Eric
Former intern saving endangered Monk seals
monk seal
Past SeaDoc summer interns are improving wildlife health all over the country. Former intern Dr. Michelle Barbieri, now the veterinarian for NOAA's Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Program, is spearheading a novel vaccination program to prevent a major disease outbreak in this endangered species. Find out which virus she's concerned about and how the vaccination program works...
Watch the video
Today's youth are invested!
bake sale
Who says that today's youth care more about their Facebook profiles than making a difference in the world? Not SeaDoc! Big props to the Orcas Island High School Environmental Club, which held a bake sale last month to raise money to help SeaDoc improve the health of the Salish Sea. So awesome to see this crew stepping up and making a difference. Woot!
Marine Lecture: Eleni Petrou on Chasing the Silver Sea of Fish: Herring and Human Communities in the Pacific Northwest
Eleni Petrou of the University of Washington will speak at 7pm on Tuesday March 8 at Emmanuel Parish Hall in Eastsound on the past and present relationships between herring and human communities in the Salish Sea.
Petrou, a graduate student at the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, is helping to decode DNA found in tiny herring bones that are up to 2,500 years old. This genetic research is being integrated with the traditional ecological knowledge of tribal elders in British Columbia and Washington to understand what herring populations were like in past generations, before the urbanization of the Salish Sea.
Get the details
SeaDoc in the news
Engine noise, propeller strikes, and air pollution are risks to whales
Hakai Magazine wrote about whale watching infractions, and covered the science behind why there are limits to how close you can go to whales.
Disease risks for killer whales and other wildlife
The Kitsap Sun ran Christopher Dunagan's article on the risks of disease to the wildlife of the Salish Sea on its front page, above the fold.

Upcoming events
Eleni Petrou on herring and human communities
SeaDoc Marine Lecture: Eleni Petrou of the University of Washington will speak on the relationship between Pacific herring and human communities in a talk entitled, “Chasing the Silver Sea of Fish.” Tuesday, March 8, 7pm. Emmanuel Parish Hall, Eastsound. Free.
Joe Gaydos speaks for the South Sound Estuary Association
Joe will speak on the Salish Sea and sign books at the LOTT WET Center in Olympia. Thursday, March 10, 7pm
Sustainable Path seminar on increasing oil tanker traffic
Stephanie Buffam, Fred Felleman, and Rob Butler will participate in a panel discussion on the risks of oil spills and noise pollution. Thursday, March 17, 7pm. Town Hall Seattle.
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
The next Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is April 13-16 in Vancouver BC. Details are here.
Joe Gaydos speaks for the North Cascades Audubon meeting
Joe will speak on the Salish Sea and sign books. All are welcome. The meeting takes place at the Whatcom Museum. April 26, 7pm
Joe Gaydos talks at Kitsap Audubon
Joe will speak on the Salish Sea and sign books at the regular monthly meeting of Kitsap Audubon. May 12, 2016, 7pm.
SeaDoc Wine and Sea Auction
Details to come. Please mark your calendar!Saturday, July 9, 2016, 5pm
About SeaDoc
The SeaDoc Society uses science to find solutions to the problems facing marine ecosystems. Our work focuses on the Salish Sea, one of the most ecologically productive inland seas in the world. The Salish Sea extends from Olympia, Washington to Campbell River, BC., and is home to over 8 million people.
We are a program of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, a center of excellence at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
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