WHALES OF THE SALISH SEA – A Sea of Change
Changes in the Large Whales of the Salish Sea
Including Humpback and Gray Whales and Recent Mortality and Threats
Sound Waters University is proud to welcome our Keynote Speaker,
John Calambokidis, a Senior Research
Biologist and one of the founders of Cascadia
Research Collective, as our 2020 Keynote Speaker.
He has studied blue, humpback and gray whales
for more than 30 years and has authored more
than 140 scientific publications and two books
on marine mammals. His work has also been
featured on National Geographic Channel, BBC,
and Animal Planet.
John will present some of the new findings
on large whales in the Salish Sea including the
return of humpback whales to this area. He will
share some of the insights from deployments
of tags on both humpback and gray whales,
and discuss some of the new threats they face
including the Unusual Mortality Event of gray
whales currently underway. His presentation will
include video from the tag deployments that
provide a unique perspective on underwater
behavior, feeding, and social interactions.