Digital Cocktails & Fishtales – The Oyster Story

The Oyster Story: invasive Pacific oysters in South Puget Sound

Pacific oysters have begun reproducing in the wild in South Puget Sound. The oysters survive best in warm water. Emma’s research explores the relationship between warming water in Puget Sound and increased oyster population. Emma will talk about the history of Pacific oysters in Washington State and her research with the University of Washington. 

Emma Beck is a student of marine biology and math at the University of Washington. Emma is following the story of invasive Pacific oysters on local beaches using data from Harbor WildWatch beach monitoring.  


Cocktails & Fishtales is Harbor WildWatch’s science-social series. Held monthly, these programs feature a scientist, researcher, or environmental artist on an ecological topic. While these programs are traditionally 21+ and held at a local taproom or venue, during the pandemic they have shifted to an online format for all ages. They continue to serve as an engaging and interactive way to learn about the environment, and bring together eco-enthusiasts from our local community… and, now, beyond. Questions and interaction are highly encouraged!

Cocktails & Fishtales are educational events. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.

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Jul 13 2022


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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