10:30 to 11:30 am: Featured Presentation, followed by hands-on time
Russ Holmes of SWS will be joined by Michael Kyte, independent community scientist.
Presented by Sound Water Stewards of Island County - public is welcome for the whole Russ Holmes, SWS Class of 2011, will talk about subtidal sea star monitoring using scuba and the Deep Trekker ROV (remote operated vehicle) to document sea star wasting syndrome. Russ will explain what his team is doing and why, and then show pictures and video taken at depths ranging from around 20 feet to nearly 200 feet. They have detected around 30 different species and though will not show all of them, attendees will see a few species they very likely have not seen before.
Russ will bring the ROV to Cama Center, set it up, do a short demo and make it available for people to look at up close after the presentation and even try using the controller.
10 to 10:30: Sound Water Stewards business meeting
Location: Cama Center at Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island
Zoom Option: Zoom Link – Register then receive link, or pop immediately into meeting if meeting room is open
Cama Beach State Park, 1880 West Camano Drive, Camano, Island, WA 98282, USA