Whale expert will speak on southern resident Killer Whales and the road to recovery Feb. 21

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It has been almost 7 years since the Southern Resident Killer Whales (J, K and L pods) were listed as endangered. How are they doing? What progress has been made towards their recovery? What can we do to help?

Join us for this informal and informative talk featuring Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries at C and P Coffee Feb 21. Learn what NOAA and its partners are doing to conserve and protect these iconic and beloved whales, including current research findings, management approaches and population updates.

Lynne is the Branch Chief in the Protected Resources Division at NOAA. She worked on the endangered listing of the Southern Residents, designated critical habitat, and developed and finalized the SRKW Recovery Plan.

As part of the recovery program, Lynne developed an oil spill response plan and protective regulations for killer whales in Washington. She works closely with partner organizations, including The Whale Trail, to implement the recovery plan. Lynne also works on the newly listed rockfish species and coordinates with Puget Sound salmon recovery.

We’ll also hear updates from Robin Lindsay (Seal Sitters.org) and Laura James (tox-ick.org).

This the second in an “Orca Talk” series, hosted by The Whale Trail at C&P Coffee. 5621 California Ave SW in West Seattle. Cost: $5 suggested donation, kids free.

Advance tickets available at brownpapertickets.com.

Speaker: Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries
Sponsored by: The Whale Trail
Also featuring updates from Robin Lindsay (Seal Sitters.org) and Laura James (tox-ick.org).
When: Thursday Feb 21st, 6:30 - 9.
Where: C&P Coffee
5621 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98136
Cost: $5 suggested donation, kids free.

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