The Whale Museum's 2024 Virtual Gear Up Workshop for Marine Naturalists


The Whale Museum's 2024 Virtual Gear Up Workshop for Marine Naturalists

2024 virtual Gear Up Workshop for Marine Naturalists

You are invited to join The Whale Museum’s Virtual Gear Up Workshop for Marine Naturalists on Friday, April 5 from 10:00 AM–5.00 PM (Pacific Time) through Zoom. The Whale Museum’s Gear Up Workshop will enhance your knowledge of our local marine ecosystem and is open to the general public. This workshop’s theme will be Toxins in Killer Whales and Other Local Marine Life: Emerging and Legacy Issues.

Invited presenters include:

• Dr. Dawn P. Noren, Research Fish Biologist, NOAA on the transfer of contaminants from female killer whales and other odontocetes to their calves, with updates on on-going research.

• Greg Merrill Jr., Graduate Student, Duke University on microplastic impacts on whales and other marine mammals.

• Dr. Anaïs Remili, Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University on contaminants in North Atlantic killer whales and a comparison to North Pacific killer whales.

• Dr. Peter Ross, Senior Scientist and Healthy Waters Program Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation on contaminants present in killer whales in the Salish Sea.

• Caitlin Anne Lawrence & Garrett M. Foster, Graduate Students, WSU on tire chemicals and their impact on salmon.

• Puget Soundkeeper Staff on cleaning up priority bays and urban waters in Puget Sound and preventing contamination.

& Potentially other presenter(s) TBD

The registration fee is $35 for non-members; $25 for current TWM or SSAMN members. Questions can be directed to Tracie Merrill at Zoom link and workshop agenda will be sent to registrants at email provided at registration closer to start of workshop. Register >