March 30, 2017: Simulation presentation by Dr. Chris Clark, hosted by Patagonia
2100 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
7:00pm-9:00pm

“See” and discuss how noise impacts Southern Resident Killer Whales with Dr. Chris Clark, at the downtown Seattle Patagonia store. The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery exist: shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public is the impact of vessel noise, particularly from motorized whale watch activity. However, it is the one threat that we can address quickly.

Over the last 10 years, working with his colleague Dimitri Ponirakis, Dr. Chris Clark has developed novel ways to demonstrate, through animation, how human noises in the ocean impact the acoustic environments for a variety of marine mammals, including blue, bowhead, humpback, right, and sperm whales. Dr. Clark’s presentation will show animations of changes in the acoustic habitat of foraging Southern Resident Killer Whales under a variety of whale watching conditions.

March 31, 2017: Simulation presentation by Dr. Chris Clark
Brickworks: 150 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
7:00pm-9:00pm

“See” and discuss how noise impacts Southern Resident Killer Whales with Dr. Chris Clark, on San Juan Island! The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery exist: shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public is the impact of vessel noise, particularly from motorized whale watch activity. However, it is the one threat that we can address quickly.

Over the last 10 years, working with his colleague Dimitri Ponirakis, Dr. Chris Clark has developed novel ways to demonstrate, through animation, how human noises in the ocean impact the acoustic environments for a variety of marine mammals, including blue, bowhead, humpback, right, and sperm whales. Dr. Clark’s presentation will show animations of changes in the acoustic habitat of foraging Southern Resident Killer Whales under a variety of whale watching conditions.

April 1, 2017: Simulation presentation by Dr. Chris Clark
Emmanuel Episcopal Church: 242 Main St. Eastsound, WA 98245
2:00pm-4:00pm

“See” and discuss how noise impacts Southern Resident Killer Whales with Dr. Chris Clark, on Orcas Island! The Southern Resident Killer Whales are on the brink of extinction. Several threats to their recovery exist: shortage of Chinook salmon, pollution, oil spills, and noise and harassment from vessels. The threat least understood by the public is the impact of vessel noise, particularly from motorized whale watch activity. However, it is the one threat that we can address quickly.

Over the last 10 years, working with his colleague Dimitri Ponirakis, Dr. Chris Clark has developed novel ways to demonstrate, through animation, how human noises in the ocean impact the acoustic environments for a variety of marine mammals, including blue, bowhead, humpback, right, and sperm whales. Dr. Clark’s presentation will show animations of changes in the acoustic habitat of foraging Southern Resident Killer Whales under a variety of whale watching conditions.

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