English Boom Eagles
Volunteers survey sea stars
Are our seastars recovering from sea star wasting syndrome? Read the (Everett) Herald's article featuring the Camano Island State Park survey team.
Toxic Marine Algae Bloom
YIKES. Front page article on massive (northern California to Neah Bay) toxic algae boom. Warm water is the culprit. All shellfish harvest (including crab) on the outer coast has been shut down. Will this reach in to Puget Sound?
New Fishing Rules Now Online
The new Washington Sport Fishing Rules (that go into effect on July 1) have just been published. Check them out to make sure you are up to date on all the regs.
Crab Season Opens Thurs July 2
Yum yum. Recreational crab season is scheduled to begin at 6 AM on Thur Jul 2 so it’s time to check your pots to make sure they are all rigged correctly. Here are the state gear rules: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/gear_rules.html.
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee is sharing these tips to help you catch your limit each time:
The ULTIMATE Eagle-Cam
Watch the 2-min "GoPro" eagle's eye view.
BBC World News
The eagle has landed! And what a journey it was. Watch [the 5-minute BBC story] as Darshan soars above Dubai, capturing stunning views of the world beneath his wings.
This Imperial Eagle has broken a world record by flying from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
It was set up by conservation group Freedom Conservation, in order to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.
Eagle-cam footage courtesy of Freedom Conservation
Baby Orca #3
Rockfish and Marine Reserves
This story comes from the Oregon Coast, but we also have rockfish and Marine Reserves here in Puget Sound.
Good New about Sea Birds
It's early, but rising sea bird populations a good sign
News, reflections, and musings from Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks.