Scat Sniffing Dog and the Search for PNW Whales - June 16, 7 p.m. from Pacific Science Center

Scat Sniffing Dog and the Search for PNW Whales

Human activity deeply impacts the health of our oceans and its megafauna such as Pacific Northwest whales. COVID-19 has caused sweeping changes to human activity and behavior, but how has it impacted marine wildlife? Since the global shutdown, researchers have observed dramatic changes in water quality, underwater noise and marine wildlife.

To discuss, we’re joined by whale researcher Dr. Deborah Giles with the UW Center for Conservation Biology and Deep Green Wilderness filmmakers Kevin Campion and Shawnecee Schneider, who have been studying and following Pacifc Northwest whales for years. Dr. Giles will discuss how their team, including Conservation Canine Eba – a whale poop sniffing dog, are investigating the health of endangered Southern Resident killer whales and other species of whales in the Salish Sea. Kevin Campion and Shawnecee Schneider will share segments of their “Right Over the Edge” documentary, which focuses on the search for the North Pacific right whale. They will explain the basics of the North Pacific right whale and why saving them matters right now.

Livestream Information

This event will be livestreamed through YouTube Channel. Advanced registration is required, and the link to the livestream will be sent out via email on the day of the event. The livestream will begin at 7 p.m.

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We encourage participants to submit their questions for Dr. Deborah Giles at padmin@pacsci.org or in the comments section during the livestream.

Cost: Free / $10 Suggested Donation

Recommended Ages: All ages

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