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2014
Wednesday, April 30th
10:30 AM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Assessing Propeller Wash Influence on Sediment Stability in Victoria Harbour

Erin Shankie, Canada. Public Works and Government Services Canada
Kathy Ketteridge, Anchor QEA (Firm)
Gary Watson, Canada. Transport Canada

Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Characterizing salt intrusion and habitat zones in the Snohomish River estuary using extensive field data and hydrodynamic modeling

Jason Hall, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Casimir Rice, United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Joshua Chamberlin, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
Mindy Rowse, United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
kurt Fresh, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
Anna Kagley, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)

Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Modeling water exchange and transport timescales in a multi-inlet bay system of Puget Sound, Washington

Taiping Wang, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jill Brandenberger, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Potential Alteration of Fjordal Circulation Due to a Large Floating Structure - Numerical Investigation with Application to Hood Canal Basin in Puget Sound

Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Taiping Wang, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Review and Synthesis of Available Information to Estimate Human Impacts to Dissolved Oxygen in Hood Canal

Ben Cope, United States. Environmental Protection Agency

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Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

South Puget Sound dissolved oxygen study: water quality model calibration and scenarios

Greg Pelletier, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Anise Ahmed, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Mindy Roberts, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Andrew Kolosseus, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

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Room 615-616-617

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Climate Change and Its Impact on Seasonal Patterns of Puget Sound Circulation

Wen Long, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Future climate impacts on Puget Sound oceanography: the North Pacific and hydrological context

Neil Banas, University of Washington

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Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Future Nitrogen Loading to the Salish Sea: Population Growth, Land Use Change, and Climate Change

Teizeen Mohamedali, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Mindy Roberts, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Brandon Sackmann, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Oyster recruitment and climate change: do higher summer temperatures mean earlier and greater settlement in Pacific oysters?

Stephanie Valdez, University of Washington
Collin Gross, University of Washington
Jennifer Ruesink, University of Washington

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Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Relative influences of human nutrient sources, the Pacific Ocean, and climate change on Salish Sea dissolved oxygen through 2070

Mindy Roberts, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Teizeen Mohamedali, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Brandon Sackmann, Integral Consulting Inc.
Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Wen Long, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Alan Hamlet, University of Notre Dame

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Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Sensitivity of Circulation and Biogeochemical Response in Puget Sound to Sea Level Rise and Future Climate Loads

Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Wen Long, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Mindy Roberts, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Brandon Sackmann, Integral Consulting Inc.
Teizeen Mohamedali, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Alan Hamlet, University of Notre

Room 615-616-617

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Assessment of recent benthic invertebrate community health declines around a municipal wastewater outfall

Chris Lowe, Capital Regional District
Avrael Perreault, Capital Regional District
Shirley Lyons, Capital Regional District

Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Characterizing changes in Puget Sound benthic infaunal invertebrate assemblages: A functional approach

Valerie Partridge, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Maggie Dutch, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Sandra Weakland, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Kathy Welch, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Clifton Herrmann, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

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Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Is hypoxia’s influence restricted to the deep? Evaluation of nearshore community composition in Hood Canal, Washington, a seasonally hypoxic estuary

Halley Froehlich, University of Washington
Timothy Essington, University of Washington
Anne Beaudreau, University of Alaska
Shannon Hennessey, University of Washington
Phillip Levin, United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Is Nitrogen a Major Stressor of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Puget Sound?

Fred Short, Washington (State). Department of Natural Resources
Pete Dowty, Washington (State). Department of Natural Resources
Helen Berry, Washington (State). Department of Natural Resources
Lisa Ferrier, Washington (State). Department of Natural Resources
Jeffrey Gaeckle, Washington (State). Department of Natural Resources

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Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Nutrient, oxygen and plankton dynamics in Bellingham Bay and the connectivity between surface algal communities and bottom water hypoxia.

Jude Apple, Western Washington University
Robin Kodner, Western Washington University
Natasha Christman, University of Washington

Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Rapid deterioration of sediment surface ecosystems in Bellingham Bay as indicated by benthic foraminifera

Elizabeth Nesbitt, University of Washington
Ruth Martin, University of Washington
Jude Apple, Western Washington University

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Room 615-616-617

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 1st
5:00 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

A Study on the Impact of Current Speed on Micro-plastic Concentration

Katherine Ball

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Anthropogenic Dissolved Oxygen Depletions in Budd Inlet

Anise Ahmed, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-01A: Current Salish Sea Water Quality

Effects of Tidal Fluctuations and Current Speed on Variations in Temperature, Salinity and Dissolved Oxygen in the Snohomish River Estuarine System.

Jacob Tavenner

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-02A: Future Salish Sea Water Quality

Dissolved Oxygen in the Strait of Georgia: Why Mixing it up is Important

Sophia Johannessen, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay (Canada)
Cynthia Wright, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay (Canada)
Dianne Masson, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay (Canada)
Robie Macdonald, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay (Canada)

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Toxicity in Sinclair and Dyes Inlet sediments as indicated by benthic foraminifera.

Ruth Martin, University of Washington

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Physical and microbial drivers of hypoxia in Bellingham Bay

Natasha Christman, University of Washington

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Changes in nutrient ratios drive changes in pelagic and benthic assemblages, and benthic-pelagic coupling in Puget Sound: A compelling hypothesis linking water quality and the benthos

Christopher Krembs, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Historic Pollen Distribution in Quartermaster Harbor, Washington

Robert Taylor

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03A: Changes in Salish Sea Water Quality

Assignment of Feeding Guild Classifications and Functional Roles to Puget Sound Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Clifton Herrmann

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM