Mussel Watch presentation by Jennifer Lanksbury-WDFW at Whidbey monthly meeting 9/8/14 in Freeland

The 2nd Monday Whidbey Beach Watchers meeting on 8 Sept 2014 guest speaker was Jennifer Lanksbury, a fish & wildlife biologist from Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and with the    Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP).

Her excellent presentation [link below, includes 58 slides] on the Mussel Watch Program includes

  • High praise for Island County Beach Watchers (Quoting Jennifer: The Beach Watchers were SUCH a huge help in getting this study to be a success, I really don’t think we could have done it without them.
  • Mussels as indicators of nearshore contamination
  • Purpose , assumptions and methods of study
  • Results of study. See slide 46 for Conclusions.

MusselWatchProgram presentation WhidbeyIslandBeachWatchers 9-8-2014