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The Health of our Endangered Southern Resident Orcas

September 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Deborah Giles, Research Director at Wild Orca, and her scent detection dog, Eba, for an in-person presentation about their one-of-a-kind orca research methods. Learn how the Wild Orca research team monitors Southern Resident Killer Whales’ health using the superpower of a dog’s nose to remain further away from the whales they monitor, making their research non-invasive.

Wild Orca collaborates with government scientists and other researchers to enhance understanding of the many impacts on these endangered whales from overfishing, pollution and noise. They also collaborate with the most respected names in wildlife conservation research to paint a near real-time picture of the health of endangered Southern Resident killer whales, and provide timely data to the public and management agencies used to understand and address the causes of population decline.

Giles represents Wild Orca’s interests with policymakers, and is frequently interviewed by print and broadcast media as one of the principal voices calling for the recovery of these endangered orcas.

This event is hosted by Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and the Endangered Species Coalition, in partnership with Mt. Baker Sierra ClubMultifaith Network for Climate JusticeSurfridersThe Orca Network, RE Sources and Toki TV.

The event is free, though donations are welcome and appreciated.


Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


Phone: (360) 383-7579


September 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
1207 Ellsworth Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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