January 16, 2013
The Whale Trail presents Mark Sears 1/24
We’re kicking off the new year with a brand new speaker series in West Seattle! Join us on the 24th at C&P Coffee Company for an informative and fun evening featuring local orca researcher Mark Sears. (Details here)
Mark has been studying and documenting orcas in this area for over 30 years. (West Seattle-ites, when you see a research boat out with the orcas, Mark is usually in it!) He’ll talk about cetaceans in this area, including updates about recent orca sightings and current research focuses.
This will be a cozy and informal event at C&P Coffee Company. Our friends from Seal Sitters and tox-ICK.org will also be on hand, with information and updates. And we’ll have orca merchandise for sale too!
Learn about whales with your friends and neighbors, and support The Whale Trail too. Hope to see you there!
Interested in volunteering? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Sandstrom has been interested in orcas since 1982, when she moved to Seattle. She saw her first orca from the deck of the Gikumi in Johnstone Strait in 1985.
Over the next years she produced events like OrcaFest 1995, and a symposium "Lolita Come Home" in 1996. She is expert at bringing diverse people together to achieve a common goal, a skill honed during her 14 years in software development at Adobe Systems.
In 2002, Donna was part of the effort to return Springer, an orphaned orca, to her pod and native waters on the north end of Vancouver Island. The project is the only successful orca rehabilitation in history. In July 2013, Springer was seen with her first calf!
Inspired by Springer's success, and alarmed at the plight of the southern resident orcas, Donna started The Whale Trail in 2008. Contact her at email@example.com. 206.919.5397