In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Dungeness Spit stranding of orca CA189 (aka Hope), the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is hosting a lecture and conversation with Pete Schroeder, DVM Marine Mammal Veterinarian, Marine Mammal Research Associates, and Brad Hanson, PhD Ecologist/Orca Researcher, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
The event will be held Saturday, Jan 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Natural History Exhibit at Fort Worden State Park.
Southern Resident Killers Whales, or the orcas known as J, K, and L pods, were listed as endangered species in 2005. Since that time, a great deal of research has been conducted on both these fish-eating resident orcas and the mammal-eating transient orcas that use this area.
Join researchers Brad and Pete for a lecture-conversation that focuses on the health and survival of orcas in the Salish Sea – what they have learned in the last decade and what questions still remain.
$5 PTMSC members; $7 non-members
$3 youth members; $5 youth non-members.