Meet the participants! Here are biographies of several speakers.


SATURDAY / SUNDAY (2015)

SATURDAY

12:00 - FUN FACTS ABOUT NORTHWEST SEALIFE – ALAN RAMMER – Author, Marine Conservation Education Specialist, Retired

1:00 OYSTER FARMING - Oysters – MIKE LYTLE – Lytle Seafoods

2:00 FLOTSAM OF WASHINGTON SHORES– What washes up - DR. CURTIS EBBESMEYER – Editor, Beachcombers’ Alert/Author/ Oceanographer, Retired

3:00 CURRENT RESEARCH ON WHALES, DOLPHINS AND PORPOISES– Marine Mammal Research – KIRSTEN FLYNN– Research Associate

4:00 THE SECRET LIFE OF SEAWEED –The science and Beauty of Seaweed - JOSIE ISLIN – Loving Bird Publishing.

6:30 BEACHCOMBING, A TO Z - ALAN RAMMER – Author/Marine Conservation Education Specialist, Retired

7:30 - A STUDY OF LOCATIONS AND ECONOMICS OF COASTAL RECREATION IN WASHINGTON – Non-consumptive recreation on the Washington coast – BRICE BOLAND – Washington State Field Manager of the Surfrider Foundation

SUNDAY

12:00 IMPACTS OF MARINE DEBRIS: MONITORING AND PREVENTION – Overview of NOAA Marine Debris Program: Preliminary results from monitoring and prevention – HEIDI PEDERSEN – Contractor for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary with Citizen Science Projects

1:00 CLAMS AND CRAB ARE KEY ON THE COAST – DAN L. AYRES, Coastal Shellfish Manager. for the Washington Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

2:00 WHERE DID IT COME FROM AND WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS? COASTAL MONITORING OF MARINE DEBRIS – Is it sharp? Does it have loops? Is it covered in foreign writing? – Clues to the impact and source of marine debris- It’s not all created equal – HILARY BURGESS – Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team

3:00 LIVING ON THE EDGE – Coastal Erosion – GEORGE KAMINSKY – Coastal Engineer