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How We Save Whales from Space - Presentation by Bruce Mate
The Hall at Fauntleroy
Seattle, WA
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How We Save Whales from Space - Presentation by Bruce Mate
Join us for this rare Seattle appearance by renowned whale researcher Bruce Mate. Bruce will demonstrate how his teams use satellite-monitored radio tags to identify critical habitats and migration routes of endangered whales to protect them. His talk will focus on western and ENP gray whales, right whales, and contemporary issues for blue whales during the last few years of warm water as examples.

Bruce's talk is presented by The Whale Trail and co-sponsored by Nucor Steel, Seal Sitters and the American Cetacean Society, Puget Sound Chapter. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about whales!

About the Speaker

Bruce Mate is the Director and Endowed Chair of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University, and founder of the renown Whale Watch Spoken Here program on the Oregon Coast.

Bruce is a leader in the development of satellite-monitored radio telemetry for marine mammals. Using this technique, he has tagged and tracked manatees, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins, gray whales, right whales, bowhead whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, fin whales and blue whales. This work has led to the discovery of previously unknown migration routes and seasonal distributions (wintering and summering areas), as well as descriptions of diving behavior to better understand feeding effort.

His research primarily focuses on endangered whale species whose distributions, movements, and critical habitats (for feeding, breeding, and migration) are unknown for much of the year. Decision makers use this valuable information to manage human activities that may jeopardize the recovery of endangered whale populations, such as moving shipping lanes for North Atlantic right whales.

In 2010 and 2011, Bruce Mates team used satellite telemetry to track three critically endangered western gray whales from their feeding grounds in Russia to join the eastern Pacific gray whale migration to Baja California. The findings shed new light on the interactions of these populations, and has profound implications for their long-term management and conservation.

About The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the North American west coast to watch 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; and promote land-based whale watching. Our over-arching goal is to recover the southern resident orcas (J, K and L pods).

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 252 million people each year.

In 2014, we added our first signs in California, at the southern end of the Southern Resident Killer Whale range. In 2015, we added our first sites and signs in British Columbia. We are currently working with planning teams in British Columbia, Oregon and California to extend The Whale Trail along the North American west coast. Our goal is to extend The Whale Trail from Baja to Alaska, and beyond. Join us!

The Whale Trail is a 501(c)3 organization registered in Washington State.


The Hall at Fauntleroy (View)
9131 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
United States


Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Green
Other > Pets & Animals
Other > Technology

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Whale Trail
On BPT Since: Jun 07, 2010
The Whale Trail

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