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Tides and Currents of the Salish Sea. Tides Wait For No One.

About the Class

10:00 - 11:00 AM Session 1
Speaker: Jack Hartt

Learn to understand the tides and currents of the Salish Sea. The movement of water around the Salish Sea and Planet Earth has fascinated people for as long as we have been around. Why does it do that? How do we predict where it will be in an hour, a day, a year from now? How does all this affect the locations of salmon, seaweed, and nuclear power plants? And how does all this affect me when I visit the beach, paddle a kayak, take a ferry, or try to balance an egg?

Tides wait for no one, but that means they are predictable. How does a storm change those predictions? Should we use the dependability and energy of tides for power generation? Using video, diagrams, discussions, and humor, this hour-long interactive presentation challenges assumptions, offers insights, and helps us understand the science behind what is taking place out in space and along our shores every hour of every day, processes that create our tides, determine our coastline, and touch our lives.

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About the Speaker

Jack Hartt

Deception Pass was Jack's last state park to call home, living there for fourteen years, and performing numerous rescues and recoveries in the churning...