Friday, June 7, 2013

6/7 Gorge Waterway, Samish Hatchery, Arctic drilling

PHOTO: Kevin Mack/PAWS
If you like to watch: Kevin Mack of PAWS shares photos: Growing baby hummingbirds

Christopher Dunagan blogs about yesterday's visit to Bremerton by transient killer whales. Orcas bring excitement to Kitsap shorelines

The Whale Trail hosts a presentation by noted author, whale researcher and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt, author of Orca: The Whale Called Killer, tomorrow at 7 PM at The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. SW in Seattle. Hoyt discusses "Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific — From A1 Stubbs to Iceberg, the White Russian Bull." Suggested donation is $5, kids free.

Having received more than 100 complaints, Victoria councillors decided Thursday to dip their toes into the murky regulatory waters surrounding liveaboards and derelict boats anchored in the Gorge Waterway near the Selkirk Trestle. After extensive debate, councillors asked staff to report back on potential management objectives for the waterway and to begin discussion with the federal government about what regulations may be possible. Bill Cleverley reports.  Victoria councillors face dilemma of derelict boats on the Gorge  

About 30 people attended a rally Thursday at Pamona Grange Park to discuss proposed state budget cuts that some fear could end up closing the Samish Hatchery. The state Senate’s budget plan calls for $24.6 million in administrative savings over the next two years from the Department of Fish and Wildlife to be included in the state’s final operating budget. The rally was organized by advocates who fear these reductions would mean closing the hatchery. Gina Cole reports. Fishermen, employees rally against possible hatchery cuts

Looking for lessons in Shell's disastrous campaign to drill offshore in the Arctic, the Interior Department on Thursday launched an effort to create special rules for oil and gas activity in federal waters off Alaska's coasts. Leading the hearing was a former Alaskan who's risen into the top echelons of the department. Tommy Beaudreau, an assistant secretary at Interior who oversees energy development in the U.S. offshore, said his years in Alaska have left him mindful of the promise of resource development and the dangers it presents. Alex DeMarban reports. Listening sessions start process for Alaska-focused Arctic drilling rules

Now, your weekend tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 230 AM PDT FRI JUN 7 2013
TODAY
W WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 FT AT 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
TONIGHT
W WIND 10 TO 20 KT...EASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 5 FT AT 15 SECONDS.
SAT
W WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 8 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT
W WIND 15 TO 20 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
SUN
W WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
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