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Entries from May 2009

South Sound Science Symposium Video

May 27th, 2009 by jkonovsky · No Comments

Video of the presentations at the 2009 South Sound Science Symposium is availale at:  http://www.davekrupa.com/Videos/SSSciSymp/SSSSIntro.aspx .

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South Sound Science Symposium poster presenter audio

May 18th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

During the liveblog of the South Sound Science Symposium, I wrote about solely what was being said on stage. But, there were a dozen or so poster presenters talking about their research as well. Here are a couple of those presenters. Rana Brown is taking a look at how geoduck aquaculture might be impacting local […]

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More audio from the South Sound Science Symposium

May 18th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Here are an additional audio clips from the South Sound Science Symposium held a week ago at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Little Creek event center. This is moderator Trina Wellman’s summary of the symposium. You can also download Trina’s talk here.

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Latest Spring Rain Wreaks Havoc on Squaxin Smolt Traps

May 7th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

This week’s heavy rain that began falling Monday May 4th through today (Thursday May 7th) made for some high flowing South Puget Sound creeks.  After Monday night, 3 of the 4 weir smolt traps that Squaxin operates have blown out. Luckily the traps are designed to blow out in high flow events.  Each trap has […]

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South Sound Science: Human Influences on the Deschutes River, Capitol Lake & Budd Inlet

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Mindy Roberts at the state Department of Ecology, presents on: Human Influences on the Deschutes River, Capitol Lake & Budd Inlet. Human activities have unintentionally unraveled a variety of ecological processes manifested in high water temperatures, bacteria concentrations, and fine sediment levels, as well as low dissolved oxygen concentrations. Notes from her talk: Budd Inlet, […]

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South Sound Science: Changes in the Abundance of Shorebirds at Kennedy Creek Estuary.

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Joe Buchanan of Cascadia Research and WA Department of Fish & Wildlife on: Potential influence of species interactions among native and/or exotic species on shorebird abundance suggests that establishing baseline conditions for monitoring will require a greater understanding of community dynamics in estuarine ecosystems. Notes from Joe’s talk: Visited Kennedy Creek from 1980 through 2008, […]

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South Sound Science: Nisqually Chinook Population Response to Large-Scale Estuary Restoration.

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Chris Ellings, restoration biologist with the Nisqually Tribe, presenting on: A study of Chinook distribution, feeding behavior, growth, and estuary residence to provide a baseline comparison for how the population may respond to large-scale ecosystem restoration. Notes from Chris’s presentation: Predicting a large response for restoring the Nisqually River estuary. So, what are the linkages […]

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South Sound Science: Question from the at home audience

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Jeanette Dorner from the Nisqually Tribe emailed in a question from Jennifer Ruesink’s presentation: Did Jennifer from UW have any conclusions about the impact of aquaculture on South Sound health?  Or is she still investigating the question? John Konvsky, who followed Jennifer’s presnation a lot closer than I did, was able to reply: …her research […]

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South Sound Science: A regional effort to select environmental indicators for Puget Sound

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Sandie O’Neill from NOAAA is giving a lunch keynote address on: Regional Effort to Select Environmental Indicators for the Puget Sound. Where we’ve been, where we’re going, and South Sound involvement. Notes from Sandie’s talk: One of the uses of indicators is to keep policy makers up to speed on progress. Must be science based, […]

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South Sound Science: Charlene Krise audio

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Here is some audio taken from Charlene Krise’s presentation at the South Sound Science Symposium this morning. Here is the original post on her presentation on traditional ecological knowledge.

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