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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.

FUTURE OF OCEANS LECTURE SERIES - MARCH 14

"What Can Puffins Tell Us About The Impact Of Climate Change On Marine Ecosystems?”

John F. Piatt, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,
Seabird and Forage Fish Ecology
Program Leader

USGS Alaska Science Center,
Anchorage AK


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. 

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