Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saving Luna in Smithsonian Magazine

Please check out this video and article on Luna in the recent Smithsonian magazine.

Puget Sound Starts Here New Campaign Kick Off

The Puget Sound Partnership is taking aim at "dog doo." Today the Puget Sound Starts Here campaign launched a viral video campaign to raise public awareness about dog waste.

"Dog Doogity" features Martin Luther McCoy, musician and actor, who has collaborated extensively with musicians like The Roots and Cody ChesnuTT and appears as one of the six lead characters in the 2007 Beatles musical Across the Universe in the role of "Jo-Jo," who reflects Jimi Hendrix. Please share with your friends, family and appropriate contacts.

Whale Museum Lecture - The Viability of the SRKWs

The Whale Museum continues its Science Lecture Series on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 pm with Dr. Astrid van Ginneken of the Center for Whale Research. Astrid will discuss the future viability of Southern Resident killer whales with regard to matriline structure, paternity, and effects of boats on whales.

Astrid M. van Ginneken, M.D. Ph.D., has been involved in the annual photographic Orca Survey by the Center for Whale Research since 1987. Since she became co-principal investigator in 1994, she set-up methods for collection of behavioral data and designed the Center's research database. This is Astrid's 25th year with the Southern Resident community of orcas and she still continues her field and database work with great enthusiasm.

She is the author of the orca novel “Togetherness is Our Home.”

Monday, June 13, 2011

2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

Formerly called the Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research conference, this conference will be held on October 25-27, 2011, at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC. The conference focuses on issues pertaing to the health of the Salish Sea. For more information click on their webiste: