‘Changing Conditions in our Coastal Waters’


Press release from BLM:

North coast residents and visitors are invited to learn about ongoing marine research in a lecture titled, “Changing Conditions in our Coastal Waters.” Brian Tissot will be presenting Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Redwood Playhouse, 286 Sprowel Creek Rd., in Garberville. 

Dr. Brian Tissot, of Humboldt State University (HSU), will describe ongoing marine research projects conducted by HSU’s faculty and students, including an update on the sea star wasting disease, studies on the harmful algal blooms that are affecting the crab fishery, and our unusual ocean conditions.

Dr. Tissot has held faculty positions at the University of Hawaii and Washington State University and currently serves as the Director of the Marine Laboratory at HSU.

This presentation is being sponsored by the BLM and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association. The interpretive association will be accepting donations for this presentation as well as future environmental education programs in the Lost Coast region.

The interpretive association works with staff at the King Range National Conservation Area to provide educational programs to youth in schools, and through its Lost Coast Environmental Education Curriculum and Summer Adventure Camp. The organization’s mission is to inspire a passion for understanding and preserving the natural life of the Lost Coast region.

The King Range National Conservation Area is part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. More information is available at the BLM King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5400 or by email at ca338@blm.gov.


HSU students doing research.



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