forage fish

Forage Fish of the Salish Sea

About the Class

10:00 - 11:00 AM Session 1, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Session 3
Speaker: Phillip Dionne

Forage fish are a critical keystone species in the marine food web. They specialize in eating plankton and then are eaten by other marine and shore species. Forage fish are crucial to a healthy marine ecosystem. Learn about their life cycles and the ways their spawning habitat can be negatively or positively impacted. 

forage fish
forage fish photo of woman at blue bowl
Sampling for Forage Fish Eggs

Add-on Field trip: Keystone Preserve. During your excursion to the beach, learn about the Forage Fish program down at the beach.

Contact: Phillip Dionne

Affiliation: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

About the Speaker

Phillip Dionne

Phillip Dionne is the forage fish research and management lead for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).