Southern resident killer whales: risks and realities

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.

Featured Speaker

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


Thursday, September 27th 2018
The Union Club
805 Gordon St, Victoria, BC

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Program: 7:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm


Admission: $10/per person + GST

*Your registration includes a complimentary beverage and a selection of tasty hors d'oeuvres during the reception.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

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Please contact Kim Duffell, Associate Director, UBC Science via [email protected] for more information.