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PBI April E-Newsletter

Click here to read about the expansion of PBI's Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Network as well as our Conservation Science Internship Program. We also say farewell to PBI board member Dr. Craig Olson, now serving with the Peace Corps in Mexico.


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Harbor Porpoise Project photo identification work featured

Read more about Dr. Cindy Elliser's work to identify harbor porpoise individuals in Burrows Pass, near Anacortes, WA.

A recent Skagit Valley Herald article describes how this project element will complement the visual observation and acoustic data gathered over the past five years, and take the project to the next level.

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WDFW asks for input on status of Western Gray Squirrels

Please comment on the listing decision that Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is now undertaking related to the western gray squirrel. Here is an article in the Methow Valley News that discusses PBI's research work with the squirrel, ponderosa pine forests and the listing decision.

Written information may be submitted through March 28, 2015 at WDFW's website, via email to or by mail to: Penny Becker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,
600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
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Trinity Ludwig

Have you explored the wild heart of the planet?

Learn about PBI's 2014 biodiversity expeditions in South America. This is your chance to experience nature's abundance and biodiversity where they flourish like nowhere else on Earth. You can become a part of a great team of international adventures, birders, scientists and conservationists. Our leaders are immensely qualified and people who you will treasure for a long time. Learn more here.

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Dolphins of the Bahamas:  "In their world - on their terms"
Dr. Cindy Elliser, marine biologist with PBI, will depict the lives of spotted and bottlenose dolphins in the Bahamas, at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Anacortes Library. Dr. Elliser spent over 10 years studying a population of wild dolphins and is now a marine biologist working on the Harbor Porpoise Project with PBI.


Dr. Elliser will also give a presentation at the Guemes Island Community Church Soup Supper, at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 11. At both events, she will talk about the new work she is beginning with PBI’s harbor porpoise project in the Salish Sea.



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PBI's Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Network Expands
PBI has partnered with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to deploy a C-POD acoustic monitoring device in the off-shore vicinity of Fort Warden. PBI now has three C-POD devices recording harbor porpoise sonar signals in Puget Sound, complementing visual observation data compiled by volunteer observers. You can read more about this recent project expansion in the Peninsula Daily News and at




South America biodiversity expeditions in northern Argentina, a celebration of marine biodiversity, our new marine biologist - Dr. Cindy Elliser and "Knowledge Changes the Game" by Dr. David Stokes, and more. Read the January 2014 Enews from Pacific Biodiversity Institute. To subscribe to PBI's enews, send an email to





Read PBI's interesting and revealing 2013 Annual Report (PDF format)




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