Huxley Speaker Series

Veterans Day - No Huxley Environmental Speaker


WWU will be closed for Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11th.

As such, there will NOT be a Huxley Environmental Speaker Series Presentation.

(students: refer to Canvas for alternative assignment - due Monday, Nov. 15th)

Contaminants of Emerging Concern and their Connections to Salish Sea Wildlife and People


Contaminants of Emerging Concern are substances that have the potential to harm wildlife and humans, but have not been well studied or regulated. Microplastics, tire wear particles, and pharmaceutical and personal care products are among those that we are studying.  The presentation will focus on what we know about the toxicity and chemistry of these substances, and what we know about the impacts to wildlife and humans in the Salish Sea. 

TBA (Karin Lemkau - DDT)

                     (photo from UCSB)



In-person attendance for this talk will be limited to WWU students, faculty and staff.

Off-campus attendees are welcome to join the presentation online. 
(students attending the class are required to attend in person)

Harbor Seals in Whatcom Creek

Since 2011, undergraduate and graduate students from Western Washington University’s Marine Mammal Ecology Lab have systematically collected data on harbor seal occurrence and behavior at Whatcom Creek, in downtown Bellingham, WA.  In this talk, Alejandro will summarize the knowledge they have gained through the collective effort of these students.  Harbor seals visit the site throughout the year; however, most seals appear from October through December, with a peak in November, to prey on returning salmonids. 

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