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Ecological Aspects of Transient Killer Whales off the California and Oregon Coast

January 15 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Photo credit: A group of transient killer whales far offshore of the Oregon coast. Photograph by NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series

Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held many Saturdays at 10:00am, January through mid-March. All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.

January 15 at 10:00am
Presenting Josh McInnes, marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher

Transient killer whales are important apex predators in marine ecosystems along the Pacific coast. Insights into the latest findings regarding ecology, abundance, distribution, and community structure of these whales along the outer coast and offshore waters of Oregon and California will be presented.


Photo credit: Two outer coast transient killer whales surfacing amongst the open ocean swells of Monterey Bay CA by Josh McInnes Marine Life Studies NOAA NMFS Permit 20519

About the Presenter
Josh McInnes is a marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher from Victoria BC, Canada. He is a Masters student and researcher at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Marine Mammal Research Unit. Josh’s research focuses on the ecology and behaviour of marine mammals in British Columbia and Monterey Bay, California, with studies focusing on the foraging behaviour, diet, and ecology of transient (Bigg’s) killer whales and Risso’s Dolphins.


January 15
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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