Copper rock fish underwater

Sebastes Searchers Unite: What you can do to save the Salish Sea’s most charismatic characters

About the Class

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Session 2
Speaker: Olivia Carmack

The only activity more gratifying than counting plants and animals underwater might be talking about the results of doing so for many years. Join Olivia as she takes you on a tour through recovery of ESA listed rockfishes in the Salish Sea, her collaboration with many partners to build a survey network, and the high-level data this effort is already producing. This project is an example of scientifically rigorous work, built over a long-period of time with dedicated stewards of the Salish Sea, such as yourselves.

Strap on your fins, we are going under!

Copper rock fish underwater
Copper Rock Fish. By: Tabitha Jacobs-Mangiafico
Copper Rock Fish Underwater
Copper Rock Fish, Coupeville WA. By: Tabitha Jacobs-Mangiafico

Add-on Field trip: Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea: A Guide to Identification and Responsible Viewing

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About the Speaker

Olivia Carmack

Olivia Carmack is a marine biologist and SCUBA Diver with Paua Marine Research Group based out of California.