The bull trout is a char of the family Salmonidae native to northwestern North America. Historically, S. confluentus has been known as the "Dolly Varden" (S. malma), but was reclassified as a separate species in 1980. Bull trout are listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (1998) and as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.(Wikipedia)
West Coast Crude Transport Tracking Project
The Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force has recently updated a map of crude movement across the West Coast. This map was initiated in 2014 and has been updated annually to reflect current routes of crude transport by rail, pipeline, barge and tanker. Check out the map and report. (Oil Spill Task Force)
Salmon Farm Suit Survives Due to Risk of Future Escapes
The Washington State salmon farm that accidentally released 200,000 non-native fish into the Puget Sound couldn’t convince a federal judge to throw out claims that it is continuing to pollute the water. Strong tidal currents in 2017 caused one of Cooke Aquaculture Pacific LLC’s salmon pens to collapse, releasing more than 200,000 farm-raised Atlantic Salmon and other debris into the Puget Sound. (Bloomberg Environment)
Unsung seabirds could help track Puget Sound health
Pigeon guillemots have attracted relatively little scientific attention compared to other seabirds in Puget Sound. That may be because their population is generally stable, but a group of citizen scientists is helping to put guillemots on the conservation radar. They hope the birds can be used as an indicator of Puget Sound health. Eric Wagner reports. (Salish Sea Currents)
Conversations That Matter: Digging into the science of climate
You would think with all the talk going on about climate that we’d all have a good understanding on the elements of our atmosphere, the role of carbon and other greenhouse gases and the correlation between human activity and climate change. But most people know little about the range of greenhouse gases and their interplay at different levels of the atmosphere. The Canadian government is now declaring a climate emergency. We sat down with a climate professor, Simon Donner, for a Conversation That Matters about the science of climate, how it works, what we can do and the reality of our climate and the future. Stu McNish writes. (Vancouver Sun)
Now, your weekend tug weather--
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 255 AM PDT Fri Jun 28 2019
TODAY E wind to 10 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 10 seconds. A chance of showers.
TONIGHT NW wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 13 seconds. A chance of showers.
SAT SE wind to 10 kt becoming W 5 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
SAT NIGHT W wind to 10 kt in the evening becoming light. Wind waves 1 ft or less. SW swell 1 ft at 11 seconds.
SUN Light wind becoming NW to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 ft or less. SW swell 1 ft at 12 seconds.
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