From KTUU by Sean Maguire:
The Copper River Flats is seeing the second lowest salmon commercial harvest in the past 50 years, resulting in commercial fishermen being kept from catching the prized fish for nearly two weeks.
WASHINGTON — Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary for insular and international affairs, provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve atmospheric and wave-forecasting through the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System.Read more
From Scientific American by Andrea Thompson:
April should be prime walrus hunting season for the native villages that dot Alaska’s remote western coast.
NOAA scientist Carol Stepien will present research results at a public forum this week in Toledo on how local bait shops, anglers and the public can prevent invasive fish from accidentally being released into the Great Lakes.See video at WGTE Public Media
All mountain areas of Washington state are at or above average snowfall for this time of year.Read more at Q13 News
With a new $700,000 grant awarded from the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, scientists from JISAO, the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and Washington Sea Grant have teamed with federal and tribal partners to study the social and ecological vulnerabilities of Olympic Coast ocean acidification.Read more at UW News