Intertidal Marine Life – Elaine Chan

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Speaker: Elaine Chan grew up on Miami Beach loving everything associated with the ocean. A childhood of fishing, diving and boating preceded her Princeton undergraduate degree in Biology, Master of Science in Fisheries from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and her marine science career with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Elaine began her Federal service as a marine biologist specializing in the impact of marine oil spills and collected a law degree from Georgetown University along the way to becoming an environmental lawyer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Now retired on Camano Island, she joined the SWS Class of 2015 and still enjoys teaching undergraduate Oceanography and Environmental Science and introducing children and adult learners to the wonders of the sea around us. Elaine is a broker and realtor with Skyline Properties Inc, helping friends buy, sell and invest in real estate when she is not volunteering, kayaking, crabbing or camping.

Classs Description: Elaine Chan, Class of 2015, leads you through basic marine biology. She introduces you to marine zonation and the physical/chemical and biological factors that work together to produce the distribution of marine animals and plants in the intertidal zone. She talks about common groups of animals and plants within the intertidal zone, how they are classified and named, and utilizes the laminated EZ-ID marine identification guides (plant and animal).



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