Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11/15 Salish Sea News and Weather: Winter weather, coal export, ammonia, tankers, headwater restoration, octopus

Know this photo?
Ready for winter? Wind, rain, snow, cold -- what a week ahead

Everett Herald columnist Kristi O’Harran asks if anyone recognizes the photo of a whale tail in Everett harbor. Whale's tail a keepsake of Everett's past

If you like to watch: Al Jazeera reports on the Cherry Point coal export issue and a preview of a new Bellingham coal documentary.

If you like to listen: John Prine, “Paradise”

Thursday night in Coupeville: “Salmon, Rivers and Dams” - an evening with author Steven Hawley and film maker Jim Norton, brought to you by Orca Network.

Hold your breath. According to the Everett Herald, “A mysterious ammonia tank found washed up on a Port Susan beach is not believed to pose a hazard to humans, but officials are keeping a close watch over it.” Large tank of poisonous gas washes up on Tulalip beach

Ashley Ahearn of EarthFix adds pieces of the Alberta tar sands and pipeline stories together to point out What  Keystone Pipeline Delay Could Mean For NW Tanker Traffic

Our Man Down Sound suggests that we need programs like ones in Oregon that restore headwater streams in order to improve conditions throughout the watershed. Trickle-down effect 

From a MarketWatch news release: “Quincy Bioscience is announcing a chance to win a free three-month supply of Prevagen, the winner of the 2011 Vity Award for best brain health supplement.... Prevagen contains the active ingredient apoaequorin, a calcium-binding protein originally discovered in a specific species of jellyfish found in the Puget Sound.” Quincy Bioscience Sponsors Prevagen Giveaway

And, finally and sadly, see the photo of a dead octopus that washed up at the mouth of Poulsbo’s Johnson Creek, a locale not known as octopus habitat. Dead octopus found at mouth of Johnson Creek

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST TUE NOV 15 2011
  GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
  TODAY
 W WIND 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING E 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY.
 TONIGHT
 E WIND 10 TO 15 KT RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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