Thursday, November 3, 2011

11/3 Salish Sea News and Weather: Ringtone, octopus, Internet, Bivalve Bash, Hood Canal awards, salmon, cutthroat, US Army Corps, Cantwell, Olympic Coast Sanctuary, shipbuilding, Tarboo Preserve, Birding the Net

PHOTO: Alan Vernon
Better than Justin Beiber: SeaDoc Society invites you to install a harbor seal ring tone on your phone Harbor Seal Ringtone

If you like to watch: octopus steals my video camera and swims off with it (while it's Recording)

New blog:  “Still Looking For The Silver Bullet: After Al Gore Invented the Internet” 

Blog comment: Rabbits’ Guy remembers Tom Peters and In Search of Excellence

Sad news: After nine great years of mud fun, organizers call it quits. “We’re exhausted,” said Bill Dewey, spokesman for Taylor Shellfish, an organizer of the event. “It takes a huge amount of effort to put it on and a significant amount of money from our company.” CANCELLED: Bivalve Bash and Low Tide Mud Run  

Congratulations to the Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Award winners Al Latham, Chris Weller, Phil Wiatrak, Sue Texeira, Becky Mars, Bill Allen and Cindy Sund— who will be honored Friday. Hood Canal award winners named
 

Keep your eye on the salmon:  Spawning chum have arrived at the Goldstream River near Victoria where gasoline and diesel spilled in April Thousands of salmon arrive in Goldstream    Anglers and stream walkers welcomed chum salmon returning to Kennedy Creek at Totten Inlet Chum salmon return to south Puget Sound    The Nisqually Tribe has closed its coho fishery early due to poor returns, raising doubts about what’s happening with survival in the greater Puget Sound  Weak run forces Nisqually Tribe to close coho fishery early    And winter chinook fishery opened but the prospects of a good chinook fishing season aren’t good. Chinook prospects not great this winter

Reporter Cali Bagby at the Journal of the San Juans traces what it takes to have a healthy population of coastal cutthroats Mystery of a fish: the future of coastal cutthroat may be jeopardy | Part 1
 

Billy Frank, Jr. opines on what’ wrong with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ nationwide permit system for bulkhead construction and other shoreline changes. Being Frank: Corps' permit program threatens salmon habitat    

Senator Maria Cantwell wants action on the salmon virus. Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus    And, while you’re at it: Cantwell wants plan for floating Japan debris     If you like to watch: Debris from Japan Tsunami: Headed Towards United States

The Peninsula Daily News reports, “A new ban on cruise ship wastewater dumping will keep coastal waters cleaner — and new mapping techniques revealed that the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is smaller than previously thought.” Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary gets new mangement plan
 

Victoria Shipyard workers have a lot to celebrate as Seaspan Marine will be building federal non-combat ships. Shipyard workers celebrate $8-billion deal for vessels     In Tacoma, the Port dedicated its new wharf extension at Washington United Terminals now 2,600 feet long. Port of Tacoma celebrates wharf extension

The Northwest Watershed Institute has purchased 80 acres of forestland that will expand the Tarboo Wildlife Preserve in a step toward a joint conservation project to protect a total of 240 acres. Watershed institute buys 80 acres near Tarboo Wildlife Preserve

You have until Monday to get into the National Audubon Society’s new interactive game, Birding the Net, which is aimed at broadening the appeal of birding to a wider (digital) audience. For Bird Lovers, a Race to the Finish

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 257 AM PDT THU NOV 3 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  TODAY
 W SWELL 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS. S WIND 10 TO 15 KT... BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
 TONIGHT
 W SWELL 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. E WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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