To whom it may concern:
On March 14th Governor Inslee announced his plan to save salmon and the orcas that depend on them. Our next Climate Science on Tap event will focus on how a changing climate will impact fish, whales and the ecosystem they depend on. This event, scheduled for April 10th, also follows the weeklong Salish Sea Conference that brings together scientists and policymakers from across the region. We’d appreciate your help in promoting this important public discussion!
Title: Climate Science on Tap: Climate Change Impacts in Puget Sound: Is the Marine Food Web Hanging by a Thread?
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: Lagunitas Brewing, 1550 NW 49th, Seattle, WA
Puget Sound is known for iconic scenery and wildlife. Recently WA Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order outlining a strategy for southern resident orca whale and Chinook salmon recovery. But how is climate change impacting these animals? And how is the rest of the food web affected? This Climate Science on Tap will examine how the food web of Puget Sound and the wider Salish Sea will be altered by a changing climate, from microscopic plankton to massive orcas and everything in-between.
Three scientists will weigh in with fascinating presentations followed by an engaging discussion of the climate change impacts to salmon, whales, and the broader food web, as well as what we might expect in the future. The panelists include Christopher Krembs, Marine Biologist, with the WA Dept of Ecology; Iris Kemp, Ecologist for Long Live the Kings; and Lynne Barre, National Oceanographic, and Atmospheric Association. The event will be moderated by P. Sean McDonald with the University of Washington's Program on the Environment and researcher with the School of Aquatic and Marine Science.