Wed, Jun 21|
Oregon's Orcas Webcast
Dr. Deborah Giles and Quinn Read will discuss orca biology, the Southern Resident orca population, and how you can help the species thrive and ensure Oregon's orcas receive critical protections. Prize raffle included!
Time & Location
Jun 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
About The Event
Presenting Organizations: Oregon Wild
Registration: Registration is required: https://oregonwild.org/events/oregons-orcas-webcast?utm_source=webcast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=06-21-23orcas&emci=85f52417-170a-ee11-907c-00224832eb73&emdi=709e8c38-670c-ee11-907c-00224832eb73&ceid=11571558
Fee: Free; prize raffle tickets avaialble for $5 each.
Information on the Event: Orcas, the largest member of the dolphin family, weigh over 12,000 pounds and are instantly recognizable with their distinct monochrome ensemble. Best known for exceptional hunting, this has earned them the title 'killer whale'. However, behind the nickname these mammals have a fascinating array of aptitudes and strategies – such as extreme intelligence, language, familial loyalty, and sheer athletic prowess – that make them apex predators of the ocean.
However, even with all these abilities orcas can't outcompete humans. From overfishing, dams, and chemical exposure these magnificent marine mammals face many threats.
Dr. Deborah Giles and Quinn Read will discuss orca biology, the Southern Resident orca population, and how you can help the species thrive and ensure Oregon's orcas receive critical protections. Prize raffle included! We will be raffling off a copy of Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide, and a "Wild: The Oregon Way" t-shirt. Tickets are $5 and are an optional purchase below. Raffle tickets not only help us continue these Wednesday presentations but also support our work safeguarding Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters.