Friday, June 3, 2022

Salish Sea News Week in Review June 3 2022

Aloha Egg Friday!

Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, a few mammals, and fish, and many of these have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen, and vitellus, contained within various thin membranes. (Wikipedia)

Tri-Cities researchers say they can extract lithium from water. That's a big deal.
Researchers in Washington's Tri-Cities say they have devised a way to use magnets to pull valuable elements like lithium out of groundwater.

How climate change will impact recreation in the Pacific Northwest
According to Climate Impacts Group Director Amy Snover, “we should expect warmer winters with less snow in higher elevations, earlier springs, with the snowpack melting sooner than what we have typically experienced in the past, and hotter and drier summers.”

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries
The golden dream of hatcheries was to make more fish but that reality is much more complicated.

No movement in efforts to free big red barge from Vancouver beach
Six months after washing up at Sunset Beach during a storm, the 5000-tonne vessel remains unmoved.

Green crab making inroads into Hood Canal
European green crabs continue to creep inward in the Salish Sea as local resource managers remain on the lookout.

Washington launches website dedicated to orcas of the Salish Sea
June is Orca Action Month in Washington, a time to focus on issues facing the killer whales of the Salish Sea. The state recently launched a website, dedicated to saving the endangered Southern Resident.

Female calf a beacon of hope for endangered southern resident killer whales
The birth of calf J59 offers promise for the future of the J pod, but experts say more protection for the orca’s habitat and food sources is needed to curb their decline.

Vessel slow zones expanded to protect whales
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has expanded its slow zone for vessels travelling in the Salish Sea, in a move to reduce noise to protect fragile populations of southern resident killer whales.

A Decade of Successes Against Fossil Fuel Export Projects in Cascadia
The region counts 40 canceled oil, gas, and coal export projects since 2012.

Miami Seaquarium's ‘Lolita' is Improving According to Independent Veterinarians
According to an assessment from two world-renowned veterinarians who examined Lolita, her health is improving since her retirement from performing at Miami Seaquarium.   

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