Virtual Meeting of all SWS Members, Tues, Oct 12
10 to 10:25 am: SWS Joint Members Meeting, John Mathis, Facilitator
- Orca Recovery Day/Month Eco-Challenge – Gaylen Heacock
- Close Up Contest – ends Oct 15 – Paulette Brunner or Suzie Gaffney
- Orca Recovery Day Art Contest (in partnership with MRC) – Allie Hudec
- Sound Waters University 2021 update – Sue Salveson
- Board Update – Linda Ade Ridder
- Staff Update – Kelly Zupich
10:30 to 11:30 am: Speaker Presentation
11:30 am: Breakout Rooms for Island Specific Meetings (this time, only Camano)
Kerry Accola received her B.S. in fisheries and wildlife, with an emphasis on conservation biology, from the University of Minnesota. Her graduate research focuses on characterizing diurnal and nocturnal juvenile salmon distributions and dynamics as they migrate from the Duwamish River along the newly constructed Seattle seawall. An acoustic camera, a Dual-frequency Identification Sonar (DIDSON), is used to quantify fish densities and behaviors as they migrate through sections of modified seawall and substrate. This research is funded by Washington SeaGrant and conducted in association with the Fisheries Acoustics Research Lab.
Bob Oxborrow received a B.S. in biology with a minor in marine biology at the University of Washington. He started working for the Wetland Ecosystem Team shortly after graduating and has since continued on to graduate school. He is interested in the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, habitat restoration and how scientific research translates to policy. His graduate research utilizes invertebrate taxonomy to study the value of habitat enhancements designed to benefit migrating juvenile salmon at the newly constructed Seattle waterfront seawall.
You will receive a zoom link in email prior to the meeting.