Charles M. Eaton, M.S.
Bio-Marine Enterprises
2717 Third Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 714-1055 (mobile)

Charles graduated with honors in biology from Stanford University in 1967 where he attended Hopkins Marine Station, and then completed one year of medical school at McGill University before receiving his master's degree in marine ecology from the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington. He studied at Friday Harbor Laboratories, and lived on the San Juan Island for 13 years--raising a family, teaching marine biology, and working as a marine technologist and diving safety officer at Friday Harbor Labs. In 1977 he started his own consulting business, Bio-Marine Enterprises, and in 1980 launched his research vessel, Kittiwake, expanding his involvement in marine research from the San Juans to the greater Puget Sound.

His biological and geophysical research participation in the past 30 years has included extensive sampling for the Seahurst Metro Project, the Urban Bay Action Programs (Tacoma, Seattle, Eagle Harbor), WDF herring surveys, Eagle Harbor and Harbor Island Superfund, Everett Home Port, and EPA and DNR reconnaissance surveys. Recent work includes all the initial site sampling and ongoing monitoring for PSDDA, the Marine Sediment Monitoring Program (MSMP) of PSAMP, and Navy facility marine pollution surveys (CLEAN) at Keyport, Indian Island, Bangor and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Transmountain Oil Pipeline, Port of Tacoma, Port of Seattle, BPA, and an ongoing contract with UW's School of Fisheries round out the list of clients. He has also worked as a consultant on the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound for University of Washington-Fisheries Research Institute, and has helped to develop a marine foodweb monitoring program for the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation on Burrard Inlet.

Charles served on the Monitoring Management Committee of PSWQA, wrote the navigation section of the PSEP trawl protocols, and was an active member of the Biocriteria/Bioassessment Workgroup of EPA. His most recent publication is found in the Puget Sound Research ’01 Proceedings titled: Biocriteria Trawl Metrics for Groundfish and Epibenthic Marine Invertebrates as a Measure of Environmental Stress and Recovery. The final report on the trawl metrics, Biocriteria for Puget Sound: A Final Report (30 March, 2001) is attached to his website.