Explore ideas for keeping you connected to the Salish Sea, from Virtual Low Tide Walks to Scavenger Hunts, from an Orca Skeleton ARTiculation to Nature Journaling, and from Virtual Trivia Nights to a Plastic-Free Challenge!
The area that we know as Port Townsend is the ancestral territory of the S’Klallam People, the Strong People. The name of the S’Klallam village at Port Townsend was called qatáy (kuh-tai). We acknowledge and respect the land and surrounding waters that once belonged to the S’Klallam People.
"What Can Puffins Tell Us About The Impact Of Climate Change On Marine Ecosystems?”
John F. Piatt, Ph.D.
USGS Alaska Science Center,
3 pm, via ZOOM
Lecture is FREE
Our lecture series, The Future of Oceans, draws on the commitment of professional researchers and educators across all academic spectrums to help define and inspire the health of our oceans.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center continues the lecture series by welcoming John F. Piatt, Ph.D. John’s talk will focus on Tufted Puffins in Alaska, how the composition of their diets reflects long-term cycles in marine climate, and how puffins and other seabirds reacted to the strong marine heatwave (“The Blob”) in 2014-2016.