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July 24, 2015

Auklet recordings featured on Living on Earth

The Puget Sound region is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world. Each summer tens of thousands of these puffin-like birds raise their chicks on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. You can listen to the sounds of this summer ritual on PRI’s Living on Earth this week. The […]

February 11, 2015

The watershed: winter bat recordings

Bats are thought of as warm weather creatures, but recent studies have shown that they can be active throughout the winter. Here in the Puget Sound region, bat echolocations have been recorded in temperatures in the low teens, and are commonly heard during more mild conditions.

June 27, 2014

Shoreline armoring forum now available on video

More than 125 planners and scientists gathered for a May 20th forum focusing on the latest scientific studies of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. A video of forum presentations is now available online (below). “Armoring” refers to hardened structures designed to protect shorelines against natural processes like erosion and storm surge, and it is common throughout the region. Almost […]

June 10, 2014

BirdNote features auklet recordings

Several Rhinoceros Auklet recordings from the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound are featured on the national radio show BirdNote this month. PSI’s Jeff Rice recorded the sounds during a trip to Protection Island with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The island is home to one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in […]

April 29, 2014

Download the SSEC mobile app

Go paperless at SSEC14. The first-ever Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference mobile app is now available. Get the full conference schedule online. Don’t have a smartphone? Simply use the web version at the same link. The Puget Sound Institute built the app using CrowdCompass software with funding from the Puget Sound Partnership. Download the app here. 

April 25, 2014

Pre-conference flyover

  One of the sessions at next week’s conference will feature a talk about the Department of Ecology’s popular Eyes Over Puget Sound program. This innovative program gathers monthly aerial views of Puget Sound surface conditions, and their latest report is now available. You can hear the talk at the May 2nd SSEC session “Emerging tools for synthesizing […]

April 22, 2014

Salish Sea conference mobile app now available

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference mobile app is now available. Get the full conference schedule online. Don’t have a smart phone? Simply use the web version at the same link. Special thanks to the Puget Sound Partnership for providing major funding support for app development.

March 25, 2014

PSI publishing mobile app for Salish Sea conference

PSI’s Encyclopedia of Puget Sound has been chosen to publish the official mobile app for the upcoming Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle. The app will allow users to customize their schedules, network with conference participants and receive real-time news about conference events. It will be available for all devices and will be the first […]

November 21, 2013

Burke exhibit traces Elwha restoration

This month, the University of Washington’s Burke Museum opens the exhibit Elwha: A River Reborn, based on the book by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes, with photography by Steve Ringman. The exhibit tells the story of the largest dam removal in U.S. history, and PSI’s Jeff Rice spoke with Mapes about her experience covering the story, her […]

July 18, 2013

Eyes Over Puget Sound

Take a flight with Dr. Christopher Krembs of Eyes Over Puget Sound. View an audio slideshow on the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound Youtube channel. Eyes Over Puget Sound distributes a popular monthly report combining high resolution aerial photographs with satellite and ground-truthed monitoring data for Puget Sound surface conditions. The program was started by Dr. Krembs […]