Knowing, Connecting, and Protecting the Salish Sea


Knowing, Connecting, and Protecting the Salish Sea
Huxley Speaker Series
Science director for SeaDoc Society, a marine conservation program, presents at the Western Washington University College of the Environment (previously Huxley) Speaker Series. Gaydos talks about impacts of human-caused changes on Salish Sea species and the importance of public awareness and education about the Salish Sea to address issues.
Joe Gaydos
Saving an endangered species is hard. Saving an ecosystem is even harder - especially when so few people even know the name of the place you’re trying to save. As residents of the Salish Sea we have an obligation to take care of it. But that is no small task. It’s been undergoing human-caused changes for hundreds of years and the current factors threatening it are complex and interconnected. Gaydos, Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, will talk about what makes the Salish Sea so amazing, and what we can do to address some of the largest issues hindering recovery.

Joe Gaydos is a Senior Wildlife Veterinarian and is the Science Director for the SeaDoc Society, a science-based marine conservation program of UC Davis' Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. The SeaDoc Society funds and conducts science and uses the information to help educate people about marine resources and help improve management and policy decisions regarding the health of the Salish Sea.

Joe has a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Georgia. For almost two decades Joe has been working on wildlife and ecosystem health issues in the Pacific Northwest and has authored several books on the Salish Sea. He's a science nerd with a passion for all things wild: wildlife, wild places and wild people. When he grows up he'd like to be a dive master or safari guide.
Huxley College
WWU College of the Environment
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