A Changing Sanctuary: Current & Future Impacts of Climate Change on Olympic Coast

February 8, 2022

Dr. Zachary Cannizzo, Climate Coordinator for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Marine Protected Areas Center

Climate change emerged in recent decades as a theory and is now a broadly acknowledged phenomenon with impacts demonstrated around the world. In the not-so-distant future, climate change is projected to profoundly impact coastal and marine ecosystems on a global, regional, and local scale threatening physical, social, economic, and environmental well-being. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary protects a highly productive upwelling system that fuels a vibrant ecosystem home to seabirds, fish, and marine mammals, including culturally and economically important salmon, oysters, and mussels.

This webinar is co-sponsored by NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Feiro Marine Life Center.