South Sound Science Symposium 2018

Update of Emerging Science on the South Sound Region
October 16, 2018 Squaxin Tribal Events Center

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 Registration, coffee, poster viewing, networking
8:30 Squaxin Island Tribe Welcome
Scott Redman Puget Sound Partnership Moderator

News from the marine food web – the world of primary producers

8:40 Jeff Gaeckle and Micah Horwith WA DNR Nearshore Habitat and Aquatic Assessment and Monitoring Team Eelgrass restoration and its potential to counteract ocean acidification in South Puget Sound
9:00 Helen Berry and Max Calloway WA DNR Nearshore Habitat, Evergreen State College Kelp forests in South Puget Sound: past and present
9:30 Julie Keister University of Washington Zooplankton in South Puget Sound
10:00 Break and poster viewing

Marine species and habitats

10:30 Dayv Lowry WDFW Marine Fish Science Unit Patterns, and oddities, in marine fish community composition of the South Sound
10:50 Steve Jeffries WDFW Wildlife Program Diets of pinnipeds in South Sound: selectivity vs. availability
11:10 Poster Flash Session
11:30 Lunch and poster viewing
1:00 Megan Moore NOAA Survival of steelhead smolts through Puget Sound in relation to shifting predator-prey relationships
1:20 Greg Pelletier Department of Ecology What does the Salish Sea Model tell us about acidification in South Puget Sound from Added Nutrients?

Puget Sound circulation and human health

1:40 Mark Toy WA Dept. of Health Shellfish Protection Dye and Microbial Study at Shelton Wastewater Treatment Plant- Hammersly Inlet and Oakland Bay
2:00 Break and poster viewing

Human decision-making

2:30 Melissa Poe, Charlene Krise, and Aleta Poste WA Sea Grant and NOAA, Squaxin Island Tribe Strengthening community resilience to ocean change through participatory action research and food sovereignty initiatives at the Squaxin Island Tribe
3:00 Allison Osterberg and Kevin Hansen Thurston County Two Years Later: Findings from Thurston County’s Response to the Hirst Decision

Around the South Sound

3:30 Melanie Davis USGS Monitoring estuarine structure and function after the Nisqually River Delta restoration
3:50 Scott Redman Puget Sound Partnership Wrap up and introduce Poster Gala
4:00 Poster Gala and Reception