Public Speaker Series November 6 - Stormwater Pollution and Marine Food Webs

Post date: Oct 30, 2014 7:58:23 PM

Mussel Watch Pilot Expansion Study: An Active Biomonitoring Effort to Assess Contaminants in the Nearshore Ecosystems of the Salish Sea

Join the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee for a presentation by Jennifer Lanksbury on how contaminants enter the Puget Sound and are transferred through marine food webs. Results from a recent large-scale mussel monitoring project will also be presented.

WHEN: November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Civic Center Annex, Garden Level Conference Room, 322 N. Commercial St. Bellingham, WA

Jennifer Lanksbury is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and works on the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program - Toxics in Biota team. Her research is focused on toxic contaminants in the Sound’s biota, including exposure patterns in the nearshore ecosystem. She has over fifteen years of experience in the field of marine ecology as a field researcher, data analyst and published author and has been with WDFW since 2009. Before coming to WDFW to study marine ecotoxicology, Jennifer worked for the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center doing research on plankton biology and ecology. Jennifer received her BS in Natural Resource Science (Wildlife Biology) from Washington State University in 1996 and her MS degree in Environmental Science (Marine and Estuarine Science) from Western Washington University in 2000.

This presentation is part of an ongoing public speaker series hosted by the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and the Whatcom Watershed Information Network (WWIN), and will take place during a regularly scheduled Whatcom MRC meeting which are open to the public. If you have any questions regarding this presentation, please contact Austin Rose at 676-6876 or