Bellingham Bay marine life woes to be discussed Wednesday

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 4, 2014 

BELLINGHAM - A Washington Department of Ecology biologist will discuss her research on the decline of Bellingham Bay marine life at a lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave.

The presentation by Valerie Partridge has been arranged by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, a Bellingham environmental organization. Partridge is the lead author of the recently released report, "Sediment Quality in Bellingham Bay, 2010."

Partridge's research team has tested sediment from a variety of bay locations over several years. The tests have shown unusually low levels of a wide variety of sea creatures in many of those locations. Partridge will review the data and possible causes for the decline of marine life health.

Reach John Stark at 360-715-2274 or john.stark@bellinghamherald.com . Read the Politics Blog at bellinghamherald.com/politics-blog or get updates on Twitter at @bhampolitics.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service