2022 update on the status of the invasive European green crab in Washington State - Future of Oceans lecture series

Location: Fort Worden Chapel
Date: December 4, 2022


Sunday, December 4, 2022
3 p.m.
Fort Worden Chapel
To keep this series accessible to all, regardless of the ability to pay, there is no set charge for the event; however, donations are always welcomed and appreciated.

"2022 update on the status of the invasive European green crab in Washington State"
Presented by Neil Harrington
Environmental biologist, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

In 2022 the proliferation of European green crab in Washington was declared an emergency by Governor Inslee. I will go over the biological and ecological implications of this invasive species and detail the fight to prevent their establishment with a focus on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Harrington has worked as an environmental biologist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Natural Resources Department for ten years. His work focuses on harmful algal blooms, native Olympia oyster habitat restoration, invasive European green crabs, Dungeness crab larval monitoring and outreach and education. He represents the tribe on the Dungeness River Audubon Center Board, the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee.

Assisted Listening Devices available.


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.

Thanks to the Darrow Family for their ongoing support.