Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Research Areas


Dr. Nat Scholz
Program Manager
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So long, Streeter

The Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry Programs recently bid a fond farewell to the Harold W. Streeter, a workhorse for pollution research in Puget Sound and beyond for the past 40 years. The 45 foot-long research vessel was built in 1962 and operated on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers before arriving at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 1973. The Streeter was in heavy use in the decades that followed, often logging more than 100 days at sea in a given year as a platform for major pollution surveillance studies. Examples include:

Over these many years of service, the Streeter supported pioneering research on toxic chemical contaminants in the marine environment and their associated threats to NOAA trust resources and human health. The ship will be missed by a generation of Center scientists that once belonged to what are now the Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry Programs.

  • HW Streeter Slide Show
    HW Streeter Open House