North Pacific Gray Whale Populations: The Eastern/Western Paradox

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Dr. Jim Sumich of the Oregon State University’s Fisheries and Wildlife Faculty, has conducted research on gray whales from Baja California to British Columbia and has just published a new book, E. robustus: The Biology and Human History of Gray Whales.

Gray whales are legally protected under several statutes as two separate populations; a large eastern population of about 20,000 whales and a critically endangered western population of less than 150. During this event, Jim will describe some exciting research that is helping to clarify the evolving status and related management issues of these populations.

The program is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, 3 miles south Yachats, Oregon. For more information, call (541) 547-3289.

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