|Splitnose rockfish [Seattle Aquarium]|
Splitnose rockfish are distributed from the northern Gulf of Alaska (Prince William Sound) to central Baja California and occur at depths between 91-795 meters. Adults are the most abundant between British Columbia and southern California at depths from 215 to 350 meters (Fishsource)
Fallen trees sought to help restore salmon streams
A Vancouver Island non-profit society is looking for more than 1,000 pieces of wood and fallen trees in its project to restore salmon habitat in rivers around the island. Megan Francis, operations manager with Central Westcoast Forest Society, says natural timber that falls into rivers is an extremely important part of fish habitat... The non-profit is working on placing timber pieces in specific streams throughout Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds with the intention of increasing salmon habitat quality. They're seeking conifers like western hemlock, Sitka spruce, balsam fir, Douglas fir, and cedar between five to 12 metres long, and greater than 20 centimetres in diameter. (CBC)
With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight
New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects, Gov. Philip D. Murphy announced on Monday. The move by Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, is part of a widening effort by states to use regulations to address worsening climate conditions and to aggressively counteract the Trump administration’s push to roll back environmental regulations. New Jersey’s initiative is believed to be the broadest, and most specific, attempt to leverage land-use rules to control where and what developers can build, and to limit the volume of emissions that are spewed into the air. Tracey Tully reports. (NY Times)
Milwaukie Becomes 1st City In Oregon To Declare A Climate Emergency
Milwaukie has become the first city in Oregon to declare a climate emergency. Mayor Mark Gamba and city council members unanimously passed the resolution last week. Among other things, it speeds up by five years the city’s timeline for achieving the goals it previously adopted in its Climate Action Plan. The resolution also calls for the city to become carbon neutral by 2045. Monica Samayoa reports. (OPB)
How a Seattle startup is revolutionizing recycling
What started as a father-and-son recycling project between Ryan Metzger and his 8-year-old son, Owen, has now turned into Ridwell, a recycling collection service used by over 4,500 Seattleites and counting. The company found its niche by collecting hard-to-dispose-of items that are not accepted in the city's curbside collection like light bulbs, electronics, plastic wrap and single-use plastic bags, which the city stopped accepting as of Jan. 1. For $10-14 each month, customers are given a bin, reusable bags, and access to biweekly pickups of their items. The items are then distributed to the appropriate source where they can take on a new life. For example, Styrofoam and plastic film gets taken to a plant in Kent to make composite decking and new trash cans. Electronics get taken to 1 Green Planet in Renton for recycling or destruction. Callie Craighead reports. (SeattlePI)
Now, your tug weather--
West Entrance U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca- 247 AM PST Tue Jan 28 2020
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
TODAY SE wind 5 to 15 kt becoming E to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. SW swell 10 ft at 11 seconds. Showers and a slight chance of tstms in the morning then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
TONIGHT SE wind to 10 kt becoming 5 to 15 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 ft at 12 seconds. A slight chance of rain in the evening then rain likely after midnight.
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