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May 8, 2024

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June 4 roundtable will discuss enhancing climate change planning and adaptive management in marine protected areas

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, June 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Marine Protected Areas are being deployed globally to protect the Earth’s biodiversity in rapidly changing oceans. Nesting climate change considerations within adaptive Marine Protected Area management and monitoring is becoming a more common approach, and climate change is increasingly […]


April 15, 2024

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From PCBs to PFAS on May 9

As pioneers in their respective fields, Steven Eisenreich and Scott Mabury will reflect on lessons learned to more efficiently understand the threats and impacts of PCBs and PFAS. There are important similarities and important differences; both can be informative.  Despite decades of regulation and remedial effort, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) continue to impair environmental health in […]


April 8, 2024

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May 7 roundtable will explore eDNA in the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Ryan Kelly, Director of the eDNA Collaborative will highlight new and recent research using eDNA in Puget Sound and the region, with an emphasis on management applications. For example: how far does dolphin DNA travel? Tune in to find […]

March 25, 2024

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Speaker series continues with focus on groundwater and stream flow models

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, April 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. The talk is hosted by the Puget Sound Institute and will look at how the Suquamish Tribe is using models such as MODFLOW and VELMA to manage groundwater and stream flows. As climate change intensifies, more frequent heatwaves, reduced snowpack, […]

January 22, 2024

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Cumulative effects on southern resident killer whales and contaminants of emerging concern

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable series continues on February 6th with a look at the possible cumulative effects of emerging contaminants on endangered killer whale populations. The online session will be hosted by the Puget Sound Institute and facilitated by Joe Gaydos, chief scientist at the SeaDoc Society. About the event: Southern resident killer whales […]

November 27, 2023

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Upcoming event: Science roundtable continues with updates on Marine Survival Project

Join the next Salish Sea Science Roundtable on December 5th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (PT) for an Update on the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project. The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project was a seven-year collaborative, international research effort focused on identifying factors affecting early marine survival of Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead in the Salish Sea. The […]

October 25, 2023

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PCBs in building materials

On Wednesday, November 1st, the Puget Sound Institute will host its third symposium on PCBs in regional waterways. The online symposium will include a national discussion about the management of PCBs in building materials. Speakers will include: The symposium takes place on November 1, from 9 am – 12:30 pm PT / 12 – 3:30 […]

October 24, 2023

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Next Salish Sea Science Roundtable will focus on coho salmon

Join the next Salish Sea Science Roundtable 11.7.2023 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm PT Emerging Salmon Science with Fisheries and Oceans Canada Chrys Neville Program Head – Salmon Marine Interactions Program, REEF/ESDThe story of coho salmon in the Strait of Georgia is complex. Historically it supported a very lucrative recreational fishery. However, the fishery collapsed in the 1990s […]

September 21, 2023

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Salish Sea Science Roundtable begins in October

While there are often opportunities to go deep in our respective fields, breakthroughs can come from unexpected connections and interdisciplinary discussions. The Salish Sea Science Roundtable is a virtual monthly seminar inspired by just that. UW Puget Sound Institute is co-convening the roundtable with several organizations, including Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Each month we’ll connect to […]