J53 in Puget Sound. Photo by Mark Sears

“Current Research to Support Recovery Actions for the Southern Resident Killer Whales”

With just 76 orcas in J, K and L pods, the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is nearing its all time low of 71 individuals. Is the population still viable – can they be saved? What have we learned over the past year that will help these orcas recover, and what are the most pressing questions still to be addressed?

Join us to hear the latest findings and future research directions, presented by Dr. Brad Hanson, NWFSC lead killer whale researcher. This is the first in the 2018 Orca Talk series hosted by The Whale Trail in West Seattle.

Buy tickets now to reserve your seat. And hurry – this will likely sell out!

When: May 1 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5621 California Ave SW
Cost: $5; kids always get in free!
Advance Tickets: brown paper tickets.com

About the Speaker

Brad Hanson 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 and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall’s porpoises.