Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11/9 Salish Sea News and Weather: BC salmon virus, voting on coal, BNSF safety, BP Cherry Point, Puget Sound, Brightwater Islandwood

PHOTO: Laurie MacBride
Must see the new blog by Laurie MacBride-- Frequent Flyer Extraordinaire: Rufous Hummingbird

New blog-- Still Looking For The Silver Bullet: Tell Me When You Find It

Cliff Mass takes apart the Bering Superstorm

Did you feel the swoosh yesterday of the 2005 YU55 asteroid?

Relax. The fish are alright? Tests on 48 wild salmon samples have found no cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., a Canadian Food Inspection Agency official says. No cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., food agency says   “For anyone to say that infectious salmon anemia virus is present in BC is misrepresenting the science,” said Paul Kitching, director of British Columbia’s Animal Health Centre. Canada Denies Its Salmon Are Infected With Deadly Virus 

Floyd McKay in Crosscut reports that, with about 20,000 more ballots to be counted and reported on today, coal export supporter Doug Ericksen losing in the county executive’s race and Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike, a vocal opponent, trailing narrowly in his re-election bid against former state Rep. Kelli Linville.  Voters give mixed message on Bellingham coal port plan 
 

Not so closely watched trains. KOMO4’s investigative report revealed that BNSF’s unattended and running trains could easily be boarded by anyone. No problem; the company insists its operation is safe. Despite findings, BNSF claims its trains are safe
 

New jobs are coming to Whatcom County as a result of BP’s anticipated sale of its Los Angeles and Texas City refineries. BP Cherry Point to add 60 to 80 jobs in the coming months 

What are your five? Here are The Nature Conservancy’s Five Things You Should Know About Puget Sound
  (Thanks, Josh, for the link)

King County’s Brightwater Center and IslandWood, the Bainbridge Island-based outdoor education center, have signed a formal agreement that will expand educational programs for area students, teachers and community members. IslandWood will also support the Brightwater Center through collaborative marketing, fundraising and partnership development. Brightwater partners with IslandWood

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PST WED NOV 9 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
  TODAY
 E WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS...SHIFTING TO THE SW AT 7 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN.
 TONIGHT
 E WIND 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. SW SWELL 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN.

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