Orcas: Ten Years of Learning and Research


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.