Mussel Watch

Mussel Watch

Whatcom MRC is one of the partners in the Washington State Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program, which identifies and maps areas of contamination in marine waters. Information is collected by setting out mussels in predator-resistant cages and then later analyzing mussel tissue for accumulated contaminants.

Whatcom MRC will monitor mussels in Chuckanut Bay and another local sites. This will allow the MRC to share important data about toxic contaminants in the community's marine water.

Read the 2014 Report

Mussel Watch