November 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sentinels of Silence Public Release and Panel Discussion @ Virtual

In Washington’s Salish Sea, there are only 73 Southern Resident killer whales left – the lowest number in 30 years. These orcas face numerous threats to their continued survival, including sound disruptions from whale watching boats that affect their ability to hunt and communicate.

Sentinels of Silence? Whale Watching, Noise, and the Orca” is a short documentary that digs into these issues. To celebrate the documentary’s public release, join us for a musical performance and Q&A discussion with scientists, conservationists, and policy advocates.

Click on the link below to view the film prior the discussion. Running time: 26 minutes.

Watch the Film

“Sentinels of Silence? Whale Watching, Noise, and the Orca”

Listen and Join the Discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 4
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Virtual Event (Zoom)

Panel Participants

Mark Pedelty
Director, Sentinels of Silence
Professor, University of Minnesota

Donna Sandstrom
Founder and Executive Director, The Whale Trail

Sorrel North
Community organizer, Southern Resident ProtectionTim Ragen
Formerly of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission

Ginny Broadhurst, Moderator
Director, Salish Sea Institute
at Western Washington University

Live performance of “The Great Salish Sea” by Dana Lyons

Pregistration Required. Register with Eventbrite here.

Presented by

Institute of the Environment, University of Minnesota
Institute of the Salish Sea
Georgia Strait Alliance