Salish Sea http://kplu.org en Scientists Take Aim at Mystery of Declining Salish Sea Salmon http://kplu.org/post/scientists-take-aim-mystery-declining-salish-sea-salmon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Survival rates for salmon and steelhead in Puget Sound have plunged since the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and a big </span><a href="http://www.lltk.org/rebuilding-populations/salish-sea-marine-survival/overview" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">new international study </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is aiming to figure out why.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:06:09 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9718 at http://kplu.org Scientists Take Aim at Mystery of Declining Salish Sea Salmon Returning the bones: Darren Blaney, keeping faith with tradition http://kplu.org/post/returning-bones-darren-blaney-keeping-faith-tradition <p><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">The northern tip of the Salish Sea is the place where the Campbell River on Vancouver Island empties into Georgia Strait.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><span style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">In the final segment in our series &ldquo;Reflections on the Water,&rdquo; KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty talks with Darren Blaney, a wood carver and former chief of the Homalco First Nation, which is based in Campbell River.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><a href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/">Read more</a>&nbsp;...</p><p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:29:45 +0000 Liam Moriarty 839 at http://kplu.org Returning the bones: Darren Blaney, keeping faith with tradition Growing an octopus' garden: Ken Kirkby helps bring back the kelp http://kplu.org/post/growing-octopus-garden-ken-kirkby-helps-bring-back-kelp-0 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951032.mp3</p><p>Human activity has taken a heavy toll on the Salish Sea. And efforts are underway across the region to restore depleted stocks of everything from salmon to eelgrass.</p><p>This week, as part of our series “Reflections on the Water,” KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty visits a project in the little town of Bowser, British Columbia. He sits on a beach with Ken Kirkby, who heads an innovative community nonprofit that’s been restoring a crucial type of habitat : underwater forests of bull kelp.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/ken-kirkby-kelp-forest/">Read More...</a></p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:07:22 +0000 Liam Moriarty 736 at http://kplu.org Growing an octopus' garden: Ken Kirkby helps bring back the kelp Historic schooner mast travels along I-5 Thursday http://kplu.org/post/historic-schooner-mast-travels-along-i-5-thursday <P>Commuters on I-5 may see something a little different on Thursday: a truck carrying a 114-foot, tall ship's mast. It's for the Bellingham-based historic schooner <A href="http://www.schoonerzodiac.com/default.htm">Zodiac</A>.</P> <P>The Zodiac lost its old mast and boom last September in an incident near Lummi Island. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:34:51 +0000 Dave Meyer 697 at http://kplu.org Historic schooner mast travels along I-5 Thursday Living on island time: Gabriola Islander Sheila Malcolmson http://kplu.org/post/living-island-time-gabriola-islander-sheila-malcolmson <P>There are more than a thousand islands in the Salish Sea. Some of them are home to good-sized towns, others are inhabited only by wildlife. Either way, the island experience is one of the signatures of this region.</P> <P>This week in our series “<A href="http://salishreflections.wordpress.com/">Reflections on the Water</A>,” KPLU environment reporter Liam Moriarty takes a ferry to Gabriola Island, in British Columbia, population about 4,000. He talks with Sheila Malcolmson about the joys and challenges of island living. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:11:38 +0000 Liam Moriarty 156 at http://kplu.org Living on island time: Gabriola Islander Sheila Malcolmson