Sound Water Stewards-Camano Speaker Series Presents:
Erin Gless on Humpback Whales of the Salish Sea: Past, Present, and Future
Humpback whales are among the most recognizable and beloved whales in our oceans. After decades of industrialized whaling, these behemoths were almost lost from the Salish Sea forever. In just the last few years, however, humpback whales have made a triumphant return to local waters, now numbering hundreds of individuals. Join as we learn about their complex social interactions and surprising migration patterns as well as what challenges humpback whales might face in a modern Salish Sea environment not yet adapted to their presence.
Erin Gless is Lead Naturalist for Island Adventures Whale Watching. She holds a B.S. in Biology with Marine Emphasis from Western Washington University and has been a passionate member of the whale watching community since 2008.
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