Thursday, September 8, 2011

9/8 Salish Sea News & Weather: The Whale, People For Puget Sound, dolphins, fish farms, shellfish closures, eat sardines, global warming

Today: Ecology to test oil spill response in Dungeness Bay
 

Tomorrow: Susan at Orca Network reminds us that the documentary film about Luna, L98, premiers at SIFF Cinema in Seattle and at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma. The Whale 

Columnist Joel Connelly blogs on People for Puget Sound – blood in the water

Highline Times publisher Jerry Robinson tells great fish and fishing stories in his column, Fishing is no laughing matter
 

Two dolphin stories: Jennifer Viegas examines how dolphins don’t whistle but instead ‘talk’ to each other using a process very similar to the way humans communicate. Dolphins Talk Like Humans

Second story: Chris Henry in the Kitsap Sun reports on how 11-year-old Isabel Powell who has a prosthetic leg will meet Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tail, about whom a movie has been made. Port Orchard girl with prosthetic leg to meet soon-to-be famous dolphin

Up north, biologist and anti-aquaculture activist Alexandra Morton took a lot of heat and abuse from fish-farm lawyers at a BC commission investigating the collapse of the sockeye run but stood by her research that faults fish farming. Fish farm foe challenged at salmon probe

Down south, add a portion of Hood Canal to Skagit’s Samish Bay now closed to commercial shellfish harvest for a month because of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Oyster beds closed north of Hoodsport

Bellamy Pailthorp at KPLU reports on the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society being held in Seattle. Among the findings discussed, Eat more sardines than herring to help fisheries, experts advise

Who know what there will be left to eat. In pictures worth more than a thousand words, Kate Sheppard shows This is what global warming looks like

Now, your tug weather:
TODAY
 W WIND 10 KT RISING TO 10 TO 20 KT LATE. WIND WAVES 1 FT BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FT LATE. W SWELL 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
 TONIGHT
 W WIND 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.

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