July 30 Free Public Speaker Series Event - What are all those algae in the bay?

Post date: Jul 9, 2015 10:56:51 PM

Cottonwood beach algae July 17, 2015.

Interested in learning about what makes algal blooms harmful and how they affect coastal communities?

Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee, Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District , and the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network for a FREE public speaker series event with Dr. Robin Kodner from Western Washington University. Dr. Kodner will discuss what algae are common in our waters, typical seasonal algal community cycles, history of harmful blooms in the region and how algal blooms are being affected by anthropogenic activities, including climate change. Download event flier. Read the July 20, 2015 press release.

Dr. Kodner has been researching algae for almost 20 years. She earned her PhD in the department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Friday Harbor labs in 2008-2010 and the School of Oceanography in 2011. She has been an assistant professor in Biology at Western Washington University since 2012.

WHEN: Thursday July 30, 2015 from 7-8pm

WHERE: Birch Bay Bible Community Church, Fireside Room

4460 Bay Road, Blaine, WA 98230


Please contact Ingrid Enschede, Whatcom County Public Works, 360-715-7450 x50787