Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10/25 Salish Sea News and Weather: RainWatch, fish police, fish virus, coal export, "Sound Living," eagles, BP, global warming

(Mary Lynn Stephanson)
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New blog: Warming Up For The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Part 2


Newer blog: Saving the Salish Sea Part 3

Hey, this is cool. Seattle RainWatch launched its weather maps that provides regional and metro precipitation info. Check it out here.

Join Washington Fish and Wildlife Officer Erik Olsen as he patrols the fish markets to make sure the fish you are buying is properly labeled. Fish fraud police: Are you getting what you pay for? 

Guess who else is rightfully worried about the threat of a BC sockeye virus? It threatens BC’s fish farming industry which has annual sales of $250 million and employs about 3,000 souls. Lethal virus found in B.C. sockeye ‘threat’ to producers


Bellingham mayoral candidate Kelli Linville now joins incumbent mayor Dan Pike in opposing the coal export facility proposed for Cherry Point. In the race for the open county executive seat, candidate Doug Ericksen is an outspoken supporter of the terminal, while candidate Jack Louws is uncommitted. Coal fight takes lead role in Bellingham, Whatcom elections

What’s on your calendar Nov. 5? You’re invited to “Sound Living: Exploring the Connections Between Water, Land and People," a “communiversity” at Everett Community College featuring more than 40 local experts who will speak on topics such as salmon, sea birds, harbor seals, endangered whales, fisheries restoration, algae blooms and contaminants in Snohomish County waters. Take a day to protect Puget Sound area at Everett event

According to scientists presenting research findings at this week’s Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, wintering populations of bald eagles on BC south coast increased to an estimated 56,000 birds, a 4.5-fold increase. B.C.'s south coast hosts world's largest concentration of wintering eagles

Just business, thank you: From the Associated Press, “BP PLC reported Tuesday that third-quarter profits more than doubled thanks to higher oil prices, with the chief executive saying the results marked a turnaround from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.... For the three months ending Sept. 30, BP had a net profit of $4.9 billion, compared with $1.8 billion a year earlier.” BP sees Q3 profit rise, to sell off more assets

Last word? No way. Cooling the Warming Debate: Major New Analysis Confirms That Global Warming Is Real

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PDT TUE OCT 25 2011
  TODAY
 NE WIND TO 10 KT IN THE MORNING BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY MORNING FOG.
 TONIGHT
 SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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