31 Jul '13, 7pm

See new report on health of Salish Sea

Marine Water Quality Dissolved oxygen levels have been declining in parts of the Salish Sea over the past 50 years. Learn how it's impacting marine life Southern Resident Killer Whales Killer whales - or orcas - are top predators and cultural icons of the Salish Sea. Their population has declined 12% from its peak in 1995. Learn why it's happening Marine species at risk Between 2008 and 2011, 23 species were added to the list of marine animals in decline in the Salish Sea -- the greatest jump since the list was first established in 2002. Learn what's driving this loss of biodiversity Toxics in the Food Web PCBs and PBDEs (flame retardant chemicals) are found in all harbor seals of the Salish Sea, but levels are declining. Learn why efforts to reduce these chemicals have been successful

Full article: http://www2.epa.gov/salish-sea

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