Past Meetup

Climate Impacts in Puget Sound - Is the Food Web Hanging by a Thread?

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Lagunitas Brewing Company Tap Room

1550 Northwest 49th Street · Seattle

How to find us

We'll have the entire venue. Come to the Cascadia Climate Action table to say hi! Volunteer to help with a future event!

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Details

This is another event in the popular Climate Science on Tap series sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action. The sciences will focus on climate change impacts in Puget Sound's ecosystem. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Food truck & beer! All ages! Dogs welcome. There will be fish races, too!

Come to the CCA table to get to know more about what we do and how you can help.

Puget Sound is known for iconic scenery and wildlife. Recently WA Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order outlining a strategy for southern resident orca whale and Chinook salmon recovery. But how is climate change impacting these animals? And how is the rest of the food web affected? This Climate Science on Tap will examine how the food web of Puget Sound and the wider Salish Sea will be altered by a changing climate, from microscopic plankton to massive orcas and everything in-between.

Three scientists from NOAA, Long Live the Kings and WA Dept of Ecology, will weigh in with fascinating presentations followed by an engaging discussion of the climate change impacts to salmon, whales, and the broader food web, as well as what we might expect in the future. Salish Sea Conference will be the prior week.