UPDATE: SOLD OUT -Whale Tale Winter Gathering set for Dec. 21 at C&P Coffee with Brad Hanson
Join The Whale Trail and friends for our annual Winter Gathering. Hear updates about southern resident orcas from researcher Brad Hanson, Ph.D. Learn about current approaches to assess the health of the population, and what the data is showing.
Featured speakers also include Washington State Orca Recovery Coordinator Tara Galuska, and researchers Mark Sears and Maya Sears. Tara will share updates about state actions and priorities for SRKW recovery. Mark and Maya will present recent orca encounters, including J pod's overnight trip to Quartermaster Harbor.
Celebrate Solstice and the progress we have made in protecting southern resident orcas. Learn what you can do to help J, K and L pods today. Together we'll find light in the dark for the whales!
Get tickets now, this will sell out. This is an in-person event only.
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98126
When: Thursday December 21, 7 to 8:30
--Doors open at 6:30.
Tickets: $5 suggested donation.
Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com
About the Speaker
Brad Hanson, Ph.D. joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington.
Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging, habitat use, and health of Southern Resident killer whales.
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites to view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship for orcas and other marine mammals by establishing a network of viewing sites throughout the Salish Sea and along the Pacific Coast. From 16 inaugural sites in Washington state, there are now more than 130, from California to British Columbia.
The Whale Trail is led by a core team of partners including NOAA Fisheries, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the Whale Museum. Donna Sandstrom is the Founder and Executive Director. The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Seattle.