Stormwater Impact on Pacific Herring

SUMMARY: Louisa Harding with Washington State University describes the impacts of stormwater runoff on developing herring from Puget Sound. Due to the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons in stormwater, she compares her results to experiments with crude oil exposure conducted by collaborators from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) following the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

BIO: Louisa Harding is a biologist and environmental toxicologist with Washington State University, Puyallup Research and Extension Center focusing on sublethal impacts of stormwater runoff on forage fish. She received her PhD from the University of Washington in 2016 where she studied impacts of wastewater effluent and pharmaceuticals on Coho salmon reproduction.

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