Author: Emmett O'Connell

Jen McIntyre: New science documenting toxic impacts on salmon and other aquatic species

View the presentation here. This primarily focusses on coho salmon, mostly because of the phenomena of pre-spawn mortality that occurs in urban creeks. There is a connection between prespawn mortality and traffic congestion that was interesting enough to study. They

Jason Toft: The impacts of armoring on Salish Sea shorelines

Shoreline monitoring toolbox Shoreline Armoring Impacts and Beach Restoration Effectiveness Vary with Elevation View the presentation here. Results of their work, comparing shorelines. North, Central and South Sound are consistent in term of their width and shade, but lose these

Tim Walsh: Landslides, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions: They all happen in Washington. Why? What does it cost? What can we do?

Preventing the impacts of liquefaction, for example, can be minimized by using pilings in places where you know liquefaction might occur. Also, not building in places where bad things, like landslides, might happen. Geologically hazardous areas. Building codes. Average annual

Bill Sherrod: Active tectonics in South Puget Sound

Shallow plates will be the focus of his talk. Some of the strain from the Cascadian subduction zone offshore is pushed onshore onto North America. Not every fault onshore is active. None of them have produced a massive earthquake historically.

Following along at home? Or here? Comment and use #s4science hashtag

One of the best ways to follow along if you’re not here is using the hashtag #s4science on social media or by commenting under our posts here. If you have a question that isn’t answered on the live blog, feel

Joe Kane: Nisqually Community Forest

Nisqually Community Forest View the presentation here. The Mashel, a tributary to the Nisqually River, will be central to the forest. Half of that subbasin is in a commercial timber zone. Twenty percent of the timber growing land in Pierce County

We will be liveblogging the South Sound Science Syposium tomorrow

Tomorrow is the next South Sound Science Symposium hosted by the Squaxin Island Tribe. You can find old liveblogging efforts over at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s natural resources blog.