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The Changing Food Web of Puget Sound and What it Means for Salmon

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, June 27, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

The Changing Food Web of Puget Sound and What it Means for Salmon

Puget Sound supports one of the most productive and diverse food webs of all the large estuaries in North America, symbolized by iconic species like salmon and the orcas who eat them. Those icons are fed by an abundance of small forage fish, who are in turn fueled by a rich community of tiny plankton. But that food web is changing as key forage fish are declining and jellyfish are booming. Why is this happening, what does it mean for the species we value the most, and what can we do about it?

Dr. Correigh Greene is with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. He collaborates with several scientists to study the broad food web dynamics across Puget Sound, and how they have changed over recent decades. He also focuses on the population dynamics of estuary-dependent species, including the influence of climate on the migrations of juvenile and adult salmon. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Skagit Climate Science Consortium.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings, or simply join us for the presentation around 7:00. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit transitionfidalgo.org.

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Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.