Headlines have linked the decline of Southern resident killer whales to just about everything—noise, shipping, toxins, whale watching and fishing. But are these the real threats to the survival of this
Headlines have linked the decline of Southern resident killer whales to just about everything—noise, shipping, toxins, whale watching and fishing.
But are these the real threats to the survival of this iconic species? Join UBC marine mammal researcher Andrew Trites as he separates facts and research
from popular assumptions. British Columbians care deeply about killer whales and feel responsible for protecting them. Be part of the conversation and bring your questions.
Dr Andrew Trites
Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC Faculty of Science
Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit
Andrew Trites (MSc, PhD Zoology) oversees the Marine Mammal Research Unit and a research program that studies seals, sea lions, whales and dolphins.
His work involves captive studies, field studies and simulation models ranging from single species to whole ecosystems.
His research spans ecology, nutrition, physiology and animal behavior—and is designed to further the understanding and
conservation of marine mammals, and resolve conflicts between humans and marine mammals.
Training students, and collaborating with other disciplines (such as nutrition, ecology, physiology and oceanography)
is central to the success of his research program
Tuesday, February 5th 2019
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – Auditorium
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Admission: $10/per person + GST
*Your registration includes a complimentary beverage and a selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres during the reception.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm PST
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre - Auditorium