Scientists for Puget Sound Partnership to speak at WWU in Bellingham


BELLINGHAM - Scientists who advise the state agency that manages the recovery of Puget Sound will give free public presentations on Tuesday, June 3, at Western Washington University.

Two members of the Puget Sound Partnership's science panel will speak from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Viking Union, room 552:

-- Ecologist Tim Essington will give a talk titled, "The Big Deal About Little Fish: Conservation and Protection of Forage Fish in Puget Sound."

-- Oceanographer Jan Newton will speak on "Ocean Acidification in Pacific Northwest Waters."

The 13-member science panel also will hold business meetings that are open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday. The full agenda is at this psp.wa.wgov webpage.

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