Halloween is near--ever have your candy stolen? This sun star received a nice fish head from PTMSC intern Sophie Boyd, only to have it SWIPED by a sneaky helmet crab! Just a reminder to keep your fish heads close this autumn season.
photos by Wendy Feltham
FUTURE OF OCEANS Lecture Series
photo by Penelope Jensen
All lectures take place in the Chapel at Fort Worden at 3 pm on the designated day.
Thanks to the Darrow Family for their ongoing support.
THIS MONTH'S LECTURE
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Alex Gagnon, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Chemical Oceanography University of Washington read bio here
Lecture: The Salish Sea's Native Corals: A New Tool to Monitor Ocean Acidification
Gagnon's lecture will focus on cold-water corals, including species native to the Pacific Northwest. "Many coral reefs are in decline due to rising temperatures and ocean acidification," Gagnon said. "What few people know is that stony corals do not live just in the tropics. A few hardy species of stony corals grow right here in the Pacific Northwest ... these native corals record information about ocean chemistry as they grow and may hold the key to understanding how much humans have changed the pH of the Salish Sea.”
Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson Lecture and Book Signing
Saturday, November 16
Commons at Fort Worden State Park
$5 general public (FREE to PTMSC Octopus & Orca members)
Port Townsend Marine Science Center to host lecture and book signing by paleontologist Kirk Johnson and artist Ray Troll
Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson will discuss their recent book, “Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline,” which they co-authored following a lengthy trip from Baja, Calif., to northern Alaska in search of the fossil secrets of North America’s Pacific coast, one of the oldest on earth. It is a rich ground for discovery, including extinct marine mammals, pygmy mammoths, polar dinosaurs, California walruses and more. The pair will share photographs and artworks created over the last decade for the book, along with tales and anecdotes from their many fossil adventures up and down the west coast.