July 25 - Sept. 26: The Whale Museum’s 2017 Summer Lecture Series

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series, from July 25 to September 26, is dedicated to providing our local community and visiting public with knowledge and wonder of the natural world. The lectures are given by local or visiting experts in their field. They share their recent research projects, stories, and experiences.

The following lectures will be held at the Whale Museum at 6:30 pm on the following dates. More details about each lecture will be forthcoming in flyers:

· July 25:   Solutions for Orca Recovery /San Community Solutions for

Kendra Smith, San Juan County

· August 1: Conservation Canines: How Misfit Dogs Are Helping Our Southern Resident Killer Whales

Collette Yee and Dr. Deborah Giles,  UW’s Center for Conservation Biology;

· August 11: The August 21st Eclipse, Western Science & Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives

Presenters: Dr. Nancy Maryboy, Indigenous Education Institute, and Dr. Laura Peticolas, University of California-Berkeley; Topic: The August 21st Eclipse, Western Science & Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives

· August 22: Tidal Attraction: Marine Mammals and Renewable Energy Developments 

Dr. Frances Robertson, SMRU Consulting and The Marine Ecology Lab-Simon Fraser University

· Week of September 5, date TBD; Volunteer Piloted Vessel Slowdown Trial in Haro Strait

Presenters: Krista Trounce & Orla Robinson, ECHO Project/Port of Vancouver; 

· September 14: Genetic Comparisons of Orca Populations in the NE Pacific

Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Vancouver Aquarium; 

· September 19: Photogrammetry Study of Cetacean Populations

Dr. John Durban & Dr. Holly Fearnbach, NWFSC; 

· September 26:  NOAA West Coast Fisheries SRKW Research

Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC;

Each lecture is free and held at The Whale Museum. Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext.30. The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N. Founded in 1976, The Whale Museum's mission is to promote stewardship of whales through education and research. The Whale Museum can be found on-line at www.whalemuseum.org.


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