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Tsunami trash - Hillsboro, September 17

This June, Oregon got its first taste of an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan's 2011 tsuanimi that is still afloat. More is expected in the coming months, bringing with it a variety of potentially invasive plant and animal species. Dr. Sam Chan, of OSU's Oregon Sea Grant Extension Service, will discuss the implications for Oregon, what scientists have already learned, and what we can do to contain the impact of this kind of natural disaster. (More at

OMSI Science Pubs requests a $5.00 donation. Looking for other CFI'ers to sit with, or perhaps share the Bistro's happy hour with beforehand? Mention it when you RSVP and we'll get on it.

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  • Lynne T.

    Excellent, as almost always. Agreed - a discussion afterwards would be good!

    September 17, 2012

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