Researcher Melissa Miner will give a talk on the Rocky Intertidal Zones of the Salish Sea on Nov 19th, as the last event in our 2022 Speakers’ Series.
The heatwave that impacted the Pacific Northwest in late June 2021 was the most extreme on record and coincided perfectly with one of the lowest day-time tide series of the year. This unlikely combination of extreme air temperatures and low tides proved to be deadly for many intertidal communities within the Salish Sea, where peak low tides occurred during the hottest afternoon hours.
The Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network (MARINe) is a consortium of organizations collecting long-term monitoring data at sites along the entire west coast of North America, including ten sites within the Salish Sea region of Washington. For nearly three decades, Melissa has played a key role in the collection and synthesis of long-term monitoring data from rocky intertidal communities ranging from Alaska to Mexico as part of MARINe. Data from this collaborative effort provide a wealth of information about the structure and dynamics of these important shoreline communities and are essential for assessing impacts due to natural and human-induced disturbance events.
Melissa is a Research Specialist at UC Santa Cruz, but works remotely from Bellingham, WA. Join us at Woodmen Hall on November 19th at 7:30pm to learn from Melissa’s many years of research.
$10 Suggested donation
Thank you so much to all of our 2022 program sponsors, who made this series possible!
LOPEZ THRIFT SHOP, SAN JUAN COUNTY LODGING TAX GRANT, GIANT CREATIVE COMMERCE, TERRY
LARSON & NORA MCCLOY, TOM RUGGLES & GAYLE ISBELL, ISLANDERS INSURANCE, SPENCER’S
LANDING, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE LOPEZ / ANNIE ALBRITTON, CHARLES GIVENS, KAREN & GARY
ALEXANDER, DUANE & AUDREY BORDVICK, ERIC MENG & ANNE CADY, DOUG JOHNSON & BRIGITTE
FORTIN, GEORGE & STEPPER LEBOUTILLIER, LAUREN & JAMIE STEPHENS, SPUD & KAREN GRIMES,
DIANNE PRESSENDA, MARY FAGERHOLM REECE, KAREN ROUSSEAU, JODI GREEN & MIKE HALPERIN,
NANCY NORDHOFF, PAUL HENRIKSEN & CHRISTA CAMPBELL