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A wildlife veterinarian plans to host a seminar on the critters of Puget Sound on Wednesday at the Rosehill Community Center.

Joe Gaydos’ talk is titled, “Bears to Barnacles: Cool Animals of The Salish Sea.” Gaydos is the chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society, The presentation, scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m., is part of the series, “Explore Puget Sound In Depth.”

It’ll touch on some of the Puget Sound’s wildlife, including more than 3,000 species of invertebrates, 247 kinds of fish, 172 kinds of birds and 39 kinds of mammals.

This session will be held at 304 Front St., Mukilteo. Future talks are planned on whales and the effects of King County’s Brightwater treatment plant. More information: Chrys Bertolotto from WSU Beach Watchers, or 425-357-6020

Are you a pioneer?: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society plans to offer a presentation by Frank McLean, a state Genealogical Society representative and expert on how to obtain a Washington Pioneer Certificate. To earn the coveted certificate, people have to fill out paperwork to prove they had an ancestor who lived in Washington prior to statehood.

The session is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at 19903 Poplar Way in Heritage Park, Lynnwood.

People are encouraged to learn if they are eligible to obtain a pioneer certificate or first citizen certificate.

More info: 425-778-6267.

Titanic connections: The 100th anniversary of the day the Titanic sank is coming up in April.

The ship hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sank on April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.

If you have a connection to the Titanic — or a strong interest in the ship — and would like to tell your story, email Amy Daybert at or call 425-339-3491.

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