Orcas of the Salish Sea: A Crash Course in Ecology

Join Jazmen Yoder (Northwest Natura) & Madelaine Katz for an ecology crash course complete with captivating storytelling and bounteous wisdom-sharing on Southern Resident and Transient Killer Whales, and the Salish Sea Bioregion. 

In this course you will learn: Salish Sea natural history, including human history and the interconnectedness of species on land and sea. Orca symbolism and lore within the Coast Salish region. Morphological traits, behaviors, and social structures of Orcas Salmon species basic life history and phenology. Ecological roles, impacts, and new facts about Southern Resident and Transient Killer Whales. To hear and discern different Orca vocalizations. How to ID individual orcas by their unique features. How to support Orca conservation efforts. Tips for whale watching (where to go, what to look for, how to ID individuals, and more). *Please register via the website.

Starts: May 25, 2024

Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Chuckanut Center
Fairhaven, WA 98229

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Produced By: Northwest Natura

Contact Person: Jazmen Yoder

Email: nwnatura@gmail.com

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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