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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.
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.