World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series Presents: “Transient Killer Whales of the Outer Coast of Oregon and California”

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Date/Time: March 8, 2023 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The library lecture series will be presented in a hybrid format this year. Come to the library to watch in person, or watch online: Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack For more information contact: Tiffany Boothe, FOHR Board Member:

Join us Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library for the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series. These are recurring lectures with different speakers and topics that are held on the second Wednesday of every month, from November to May. Josh McInnes, from the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, will present “Transient Killer Whales of the Outer Coast of Oregon and California.”

Josh McInnes will discuss why transient killer whales are important apex predators in marine ecosystems along the Pacific coast. He will offer insights into the latest findings regarding ecology, abundance, distribution, and community structure of these whales along the outer coast and offshore waters of Oregon and California.

Josh McInnes researches the ecology and behavior of marine mammals in British Columbia and Monterey Bay, California. His studies focus largely on the foraging behavior, diet, and ecology of transient (Bigg’s) killer whales and Risso’s Dolphins.

Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping Haystack Rock healthy and thriving. Their mission is to promote the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. They do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) and other partnerships.

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