OrcaTour 2014 SEATTLE "Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific, from Stubbs to Iceberg" Presentation by Erich Hoyt,
Join us for this rare Seattle appearance by legendary author, whale researcher, and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt. The Seattle event is one of nine stops on Orca Tour 2014, a series of presentations around The Whale Trail from Saturna BC to Monterey CA.
We've kept our ticket prices low so everyone can go - support at a higher level and help us take the Orca Tour on the road!
About the Speaker
Erich Hoyt's first killer whale expedition to Johnstone Strait sailed from Victoria, BC in June 1973, 40 years ago this June. He proceeded to spend parts of the next 10 summers with orcas, culminating in his now classic book Orca: The Whale Called Killer. He went on to study and work on conservation projects related to other whales, dolphins, sharks, deep sea creatures, ants and social insects, working in Costa Rica, Japan, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile and other countries.
In 1999 Erich co-founded the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) to find out more about orca pods targeted for aquarium captures and to get Russian students involved in science and conservation of killer whales in Russian waters. Now in its 16th year, FEROP has recorded the Russian pods and photo-IDed some 1500 orcas off Kamchatka and in the Commander Islands including three white orcas found so far in the study areas.
About the Event
Erich's books will be on sale at the event and can be signed.
Sponsors for the Seattle event include The Whale Trail, American Cetacean Society - Puget Sound Chapter, and others.
Orca Tour 2014 also includes stops in Saturna BC (5/3), Port Townsend WA (5/7), Port Angeles WA (5/8), Newport OR (5/10), San Francisco CA (5/13), Monterey CA (5/14), Santa Cruz CA (5/15), and Vancouver BC (5/10).
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore.
Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.
The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year.
This year, The Whale Trail is partnering with the West Coast Region of National Marine Sanctuaries to establish sites in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Our vision of promoting awareness of the endangered southern resident orcas throughout their range is quickly becoming true.
Join us for an inspiring immersion into the world of the orcas. Help us ensure the whales survive, and thrive, for generations to come!
The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 organization registered in Washington State.
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall (View)
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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