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Tufted Puffin Natural History, 6 March | NOAA

February 28, 2023

[Posted by Chuck Almdale, submitted by Marsha Collins]

Ed’s Note: The announcement below is reproduced as faithfully as possible from an email received. The link to the webinar immediately below works, as do two at the very bottom.


This webinar is co-sponsored by NOAA’s Olympic Coast
National Marine Sanctuary and Feiro Marine Life Center.

Scott Pearson (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife) on Tufted Puffin Natural History, Research and Conservation Status

The Tufted Puffin is an iconic seabird that nests on offshore islands along Washington’s outer coast and on two islands in the Salish Sea. Recent analyses suggest that the puffin is declining from the Gulf of Alaska south to California, with more dramatic declines at the southern end of its breeding range. Scott will describe the species’ natural history, information on its status in Washington and beyond, and on research and conservation efforts to benefit the species locally.

Dr. Scott Pearson is a senior research scientist at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Michigan.  His research is focused on assessing wildlife population status and trends and the underlying mechanisms driving declines to help inform conservation. His recent work is focused on gaining a better understanding of marine bird and mammal diets, habitat use and quality, and the effectiveness of conservation efforts with a focus on several species of conservation concern.  Scott also supervises the west-side research team for the Wildlife Program.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series  provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources, and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series currently targets formal and informal educators, students (high school through college), as well as members of the community, including families. You can also visit the archives of the webinar series to catch up on presentations you may have missed here.
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