[MARMAM] Ways of Whales workshop January 24th, Whidbey Island, WA

Susan Berta susan at orcanetwork.org
Wed Jan 7 18:48:27 PST 2015

*Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA:
"Blues, Grays, Humpbacks and Pacific White Sided Dolphins"

/PHOTO COURTESY of NOAA Fisheries and Vancouver Aquarium
**O**rca Network's* annual *Ways of Whales Workshop* will be held 
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:30 am until 4:30 pm at the Coupeville 
Middle School Performing Arts Center, 501 S. Main St, Coupeville, 
Whidbey Island, WA, followed by *a special screening of the new 
documentary /Fragile Waters/*//at the Nordic Lodge south of Coupeville.

The 2015 Ways of Whales workshop features presentations on a wide 
variety of cetaceans, from the local North Puget Sound Gray whales who 
feed in Possession Sound and Saratoga Passage each spring, to the 
endangered Southern Resident Community of orcas, to thriving populations 
of Humpback whales in the Salish Sea and beyond and Blue whales off our 
coastal waters, to the acrobatic Pacific White Sided dolphins.

The day will feature presentations by the region's top cetacean experts 
and advocates, including:

*Howard Garrett, Orca Network:
*Southern Resident Orcas Update: J32/Rhapsody and J50; Lolita/Tokitae, 
and "Blackfish Effect" Updates *

John Durban, NOAA Fisheries:
*Size matters: using photogrammetry to monitor length, growth and body 
condition for conservation of Resident killer whales

*John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research:
*New insights into the abundance and movements of the larger baleen 
whales (blue, humpback and our local gray whales) off the US West Coast 
and potential human threats.
Erin Ashe, Oceans Initiative:
*Pacific White Sided Dolphins of the Salish Sea
*and a special song from *Environmental Songster Dana Lyons

*Environmental education displays and materials will be available 
throughout the day, including a table from Orca Network's Langley Whale 
Center gift shop, with whale books, DVDs, CDs, field guides and more.

Cost of the workshop is $35 ($25 for Students/Seniors), and a hot lunch 
is available for purchase for an additional $10 /(for those who 
pre-register by Jan. 16, or on an as-available basis after this date)/.*

*/NEW! Post Workshop Event from 5 - 8 pm
FRAGILE WATERS/ Documentary*
*Following the Ways of Whales workshop is an Orca Network fundraising 
event, with food and drink and discussion of the day's workshop, and a 
special screening of the new documentary /Fragile Waters/, produced for 
Orca Network by filmmakers Rick Wood and Shari Macy, about Southern 
Resident Orcas and their need for salmon. Rick and Shari will attend the 
screening and hold a Q&A session after the movie.
This event will be held at the Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Rd, south of 
Coupeville. Cost is $25/person.

Pre-registration is highly recommended, as seating is limited. Further 
information and online registration are available at www.orcanetwork.org 
<http://www.orcanetwork.org/>. Questions? Contact Orca Network at 
info at orcanetwork.org or 360-331-3543 or 1-866-ORCANET.

Susan Berta & Howard Garrett
Orca  Network


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