ONRC Evening Talk –Monday Evening, Dec. 7th -“Catching crab and digging clams – what’s going on with toxins in our seafood?”

You are invited to visit the Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S Forks Avenue, Forks, WA on Monday, December 7th at 7:00p.m. in the Hemlock Forest Room for a presentation by Dr. Vera Trainer on the Harmful Algae Blooms off  our coast.  AKA  “The Blob”

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This seagull could be crazy!

Dr. Trainer is the Supervisory Oceanographer for the Marine Biotoxin program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.  Current research activities include refinement of analytical methods for both marine toxin and toxigenic species detection, assessment of environmental conditions that influence toxic bloom development and understanding shellfish susceptibility to toxins in their environment.  She is president of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) and directs the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) Harmful Algal Bloom International project focusing on bringing sustainable methods to developing Nations for assessing seafood safety.  Dr. Trainer is the lead investigator of the Puget Sound Monitoring Program for harmful algal blooms and Vibrio (SoundToxins) and was one of the founders of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) partnership. Dr. Trainer received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami, with postgraduate studies in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Washington.    www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/hab

“Evening Talks” at ONRC are supported by the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry, education, and the Forks Community.     Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged.  For more information contact Frank Hanson at 360-374-4556 or fsh2@uw.edu.

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