Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1/31 Sea lion reward, frognostication, oil spill rules, Nisqually trail, Snohomish wetlands

Snohomish Slew (The Herald)
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the shooting deaths of eight sea lions in Puget Sound. Report tips to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at 800-853-1964. Conservation organization offers $10,000 reward for information about Puget Sound sea lion shootings

Reader Carol Gallant photographed humpback whales in Dabob Bay last Friday - a rare event in our most recent history. Take a peek at Let There Be Whales  

Spring is coming, but there are still cold days ahead of us. That's what the bullfrog Snohomish Slew predicted at the annual GroundFrog Day in downtown Snohomish on Saturday. Frognostication   

An advisory committee has started a nine-month rule-making process  to strengthen oil spill response requirements for all vessels in Puget Sound and the Columbia River.  Tougher rules for oil spill prevention - hearings underway

The last 700 feet of the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail —including the Puget Sound Viewing Platform — is now reopened to public after being closed since October 22 for waterfowl hunting. Final portion of Nisqually refuge boardwalk reopens

Bill Fulton has sparked a discussion that's led to the Snohomish City Council forming an advisory committee that will work on a master plan to create a nature area in the wetlands by the wastewater treatment plant.  Snohomish wetland could become a major attraction for bird watchers  

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 232 AM PST TUE JAN 31 2012
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
TODAY
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 13 SECONDS. RAIN.
TONIGHT
S WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 19 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 11 FT AT 19 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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