[Tweeters] Free Program Tonight: Derelict Nets in Puget Sound (Seattle REI)

Adam Sedgley sedge.thrasher at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 12:02:42 PDT 2011


Did you know that:

- ONE derelict net that spent 23 weeks in Puget Sound contained over 140
scoters, grebes, and loons when recovered?
- over 4,000 derelict fishing nets have been recovered from Puget Sound
since 2002? And that over 240 different species of marine invertebrates,
fish, birds, and mammals have been found in these nets?

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Puget Sound, Seabirds, and Derelict Fishing Gear*

Join Seattle Audubon *TONIGHT* at REI downtown (222 Yale Ave N.) to hear Tom
Good, Research Biologist for NOAA's Marine Mammal and Seabird Ecology Team,
describe his ongoing work removing 4000+ derelict fishing nets from the
waters of Puget Sound and the U.S. Northwest
Straits<http://www.derelictgear.org/>.
He will discuss the effect of derelict fishing gear on seabirds.

Doors open at 6 p.m, with a social hour going until 7 p.m. Complimentary
desserts and beverages served. All are welcome.

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Adam Sedgley
S e a t t l e, WA
sedge.thrasher [at] gmail [dot] com
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