Bellingham Bay marine life woes to be discussed Wednesday


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.

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