How a new audio technology may ward off preying seals in Whatcom Creek

Podcast by Max Owens

A salmon swims in a creek. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Salmon populations are in trouble, and hungry seals aren’t helping — but Kathleen McKeegan wants to know if an underwater boombox might be the solution. McKeegan, a researcher and graduate student in the Biology Department at Western Washington University, is testing whether Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology…

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As the Pinto Abalone population declines, graduate students, like Lizzie Diehl, are researching ways to increase their numbers so the species is not lost for future generations.

Podcast by Catalina Lane

An abalone shell sits on a shelf. Photo courtesy of midnightcomm.

Catalina Lane is a senior at Western Washington University completing a double major in Environmental Education and Studio Art. She loves enjoying the outdoors, creating art and playing with her stubborn cat, Tiko.

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How a Western graduate student Evan Paul is predicting peak flows in the Nooksack River to help local tribes and the salmon population.

Podcast by Augustine Vanden Brulle

A bird flies over the Nooksack River in Deming, Washington. Photo courtesy of OER Training.

Augustine Vanden Brulle is a Western Washington University student who is new to environmental reporting, but they hope to channel their interest into reporting on rivers and fisheries in the future.

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The Planet Magazine

The Planet Magazine

The Planet is Western Washington University’s award-winning quarterly environmental publication and the only undergraduate environmental magazine in the U.S.