A busy month at SeaDoc
A busy month at SeaDoc
May 2015 Update
Last week I was honored to participate in a 3-day NOAA workshop to see what we needed to do to better understand southern resident killer whale health as it pertains to recovery of this endangered population.
I spent three days at the table with wildlife veterinarians, killer whale experts, and statisticians from NOAA, SeaWorld, the National Marine Mammal Foundation, Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans and other groups.
It was exciting to participate in the process of using science to not only understand, but to ultimately recover these amazing animals. Thank you for your support of SeaDoc, which enabled me to participate in this important work!
Joe Gaydos
Chief Scientist and Regional Director
Tufted Puffins get endangered species status
tufted puffin slideshow
17 years ago Tufted Puffins were first identified as "candidates for listing" in Washington State. Thanks to a small group of SeaDoc donors and some great private/public collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, they are now officially listed as Endangered in Washington State and recovery planning is underway.

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Track a rescued Steller sea lion
sea lion by Robin Lindsey
Last October, a stranded Steller sea lion pup was found in Ocean Shores, WA by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He was rehabilitated over several months in both Washington and California. In April, with transportation help from the Coast Guard, he was released back to the wild on Washington's outer coast.
SeaDoc was part of the team that helped figure out how to best treat the animal and is funding his post-release tracking to help learn more about sea lion survival and prey availability in the Pacific Northwest.
Robin Lindsey's photo shows the pup sprinting for the ocean after release.
Full story & tracking map
Great response to new book
The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest (Sasquatch Books) has received fantastic reviews from the media and private citizens. Joe Gaydos and Audrey Benedict have had book signings all over Western Washington, often with standing-room only crowds.
The first printing of 8,000 books is almost sold out and a second printing is already underway. A similar tour for British Columbia is being planned. Thanks to everyone who came out to support this important book.
Learn more about the book with the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound's interview with Joe and Audrey.
Read the interview
You rocked GiveBIG
Wow! Our super-secret surprise thank you to Joe Gaydos and Audrey Benedict for writing the Salish Sea book turned out great, thanks to all of you. Here's what Joe posted on our Facebook page the day after:
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Upcoming events

Celebrate 15 years of SeaDoc at our annual Wine and Sea Auction
Saturday, July 11, 5:00pm
Save the date for a festive evening at Family Tides Farm in Deer Harbor, on Orcas Island.

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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