The largest octopus. The biggest barnacle. The most enormous anemone.
Our backyard is home to some of the most extraordinary creatures on the planet. The Salish Sea's unique combination of geology and hydrology makes it one of the most biologically diverse and productive inland seas.
Come hear about some of the biggest, longest lived and most unusual animals in the Salish Sea when Joe Gaydos, wildlife veterinarian and chief scientist of the SeaDoc Society, speaks on the web of life in our coastal ecosystem. In this entertaining presentation you'll also hear about the unexpected connections between land and sea that Joe Gaydos and collaborators uncovered in their recent landmark compilation of all the birds and mammals of the Salish Sea.
You'll never look out over the water the same way again.
Joe Gaydos is chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society. He serves as chair of the science panel of the Puget Sound Partnership, the Washington State agency charged with restoring Puget Sound. Joe is funny, engaging, and informed. This event is co-sponsored by the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and the SeaDoc Society, and is part of the monthly public speaker series coordinated by the Whatcom MRC and the Whatcom Watershed Information Network (WWIN). The presentation will be held in the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The ticket price is $7 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at mountbakertheatre.com, or at the door.
For more information, contact Whatcom County Public Works at 360-676-6876 ext. 50259.
This press release is from Melissa Roberts, a planner with Whatcom County Public Works. She says this presentation is appropriate for children 6 and older.