The 2nd Monday Whidbey Beach Watchers meeting on 8 Sept 2014 guest speaker was Jennifer Lanksbury, a fish & wildlife biologist from Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and with the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP).
Her excellent presentation [link below, includes 58 slides] on the Mussel Watch Program includes
- High praise for Island County Beach Watchers (Quoting Jennifer: The Beach Watchers were SUCH a huge help in getting this study to be a success, I really don’t think we could have done it without them.
- Mussels as indicators of nearshore contamination
- Purpose , assumptions and methods of study
- Results of study. See slide 46 for Conclusions.