Dr. Joe Gaydos

About the Keynote Presenter: A respected and well-known scientist, Joe Gaydos is the Science Director for The SeaDoc Society, a marine conservation program of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, a Center of Excellence at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Joe is a bestselling author, a popular and entertaining public speaker, and a sought-after expert on wildlife health issues who has advised policymakers from Washington State to Washington D.C.

As a world-traveling wildlife veterinarian, surgeon, and research scientist, Joe has studied and cared for animals ranging from bush babies to killer whales. He’s been charged by a silverback gorilla, clawed by a cheetah, and bitten by, well, practically everything. He’s published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and co-written the Nautilus Gold Award-winning The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest and Explore the Salish Sea.

For the last two decades, Joe has been working on wildlife and ecosystem conservation in the Pacific Northwest. He’s one of the world’s top wildlife vets and an expert on diseases that impact both human and wild animal health in species including seabirds, harbor seals, river otters, porpoises, and killer whales. Joe lives on Orcas Island (Washington) with his family and a slightly below-average dog, where he loves to run the trails, scuba dive, and enjoy the wildlife and wild areas of the Salish Sea.

Shoreline Preserve
Photo by Joseph Gaydos

Morning Keynote Presentation: Restoring the Salish Sea: Science, Action, and Resiliency

This will be a broad overview of what we face in our efforts to restore the Salish Sea and ensure resiliency for a healthy ecosystem for generations to come. Science, public support, and successes will be highlighted to show why our future is hopeful.

Join Dr. Joe Gaydos virtually at Sound Waters University on February 4, 2023, as our morning Keynote!

View Salish Sea Wild: Season three, episode six, “Dramatic Rescue: Sea Lion Suffers Deadly Entanglement” below!

Contact: Dr. Joseph Gaydos at jkgaydos@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation: The SeaDoc Society is a science-based marine conservation program. Be sure to check out their Salish Sea Wild video series.

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