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Susan Berta 
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Saturday January 26, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST

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Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center 
501 S. Main Street
Coupeville, WA 98239

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Ferry & Transit Information

~Reservations required for Port Townsend-Coupeville Ferry.
~Mukilteo ferry runs every 30 minutes, but allow extra time in case of a line. Use "ferry cams" to check on wait lines at the link below.

For ferry schedules & information, visit the WA State Ferries website here.  

The Coupeville Middle School is on the Island Transit free bus service Route # 1 - schedule is here.



Orcas in Our Midst, volume 3, by Howard Garrett

         WORKSHOP SPECIAL -           FREE to all attendees! 

   Orcas in Our Midst Volume 3               Residents and Transients -                                   How Did That Happen?                     by Howard Garrett, Orca Network         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Join the Shifty Sailors and friends at Whidbey Island Shanty Fest Jan. 26th  at 6:30 pm at the Greenbank Farm

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Ways of Whales Workshop Saturday January 26, 2013                                                   Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center,                            Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA


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Do you love whales?

Are you a naturalist, researcher, educator, or thrill at seeing whales and want to learn more about these amazing beings of the Salish Sea?

Then this workshop is for you!

Click HERE to register ~ and join us on beautiful Whidbey Island for this great workshop!

Join Orca Network for our annual workshop about the wonders of Pacific Northwest Whales, the threats to their habitats and health, and research conducted to learn more about the whales in our region and protect them for future generations.

Southern Resident orcas, Bush Pt, July 13, 2009                   Ways of Whales - Saturday January 26, 2013                     9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Registration/Coffee/snacks 9 - 10 am)

Teachers: 6.5 Clock hours available !


"Are Killer whales Mama's Boys?                                                                      Adaptive Prolonged Postreproductive Life Span in Killer Whales"                 Emma Foster's Paper, presented by Howard Garrett, Orca Network                                                Emma Foster, lead author of a recent paper on the long post-reproductive lifespan in female orcas, describes for science and offers a theory to explain the astounding lifetime relationship between orca mothers and their sons.

"Tracking transient killer whales and humpback whales of the Salish Sea,  using individual photo-identification"                                                                        Mark Malleson, Prince of Whales Sr. zodiac skipper/Researcher                                                Mark will discuss who has influenced and inspired him over the years to enable him to collect data on whales that use the Salish Sea. He will share a selection of images from his encounters that have helped to document the presence of transient killer whales and the repopulation of humpback whales in these inside waters.

"Latest effort to remove Endangered Species Act Protection from Southern   Resident killer whales – a misguided effort"                                                               Steve Mashuda, Attorney for NW Office of Earthjustice                                                                              This talk will highlight the legal (and some scientific) flaws in the petition to “delist” Southern Resident filed by California irrigators and property-rights groups.

 "Return of the River" sample from film about the Elwha River dam removal      John Gussman: Director/Cinematographer; Jessica Plumb: Producer/Writer/Lead Editor   Return of the River is a film about the largest dam removal project in history, currently unfolding on the Olympic Peninsula. The filmmakers will screen a sample of work in progress, and discuss their experience on the Elwha River over the past year. Fundamentally, the film is about people and their relationship to the ecosystem they call home. 

"Responding to the Threat of Oil Spills to Southern Resident Killer Whales in U.S. Waters"
Don Noviello, Oil Spill Planning and Response Specialist, WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Don will share response planning efforts undertaken by WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to protect endangered Southern Resident orcas from the threat of oil spills.

"Of whales and men: Ocean pollution in the 21st Century"
Dr. Peter Ross, Research Scientist/Marine mammal toxicologist, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
The discovery that killer whales in the NE Pacific Ocean are some of the most contaminated mammals in the world raises important questions about the source of these contaminants, the risks they present to these cetaceans, and the future integrity of their habitat. 

Cost is $30 ($25 for Students/Seniors).Sorry, lunch numbers have been turned in - if interested in buying lunch, inquire Saturday morning, there may be some available.

Please register online - pay via Paypal or personal check.

NOTE: If you do NOT see a confirmation note after registering, contact or 360-678-3451!

REFUNDS: Full refunds for cancellations if cancellation is by January 21st.  

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We hope to see you there!

Howard & Susan,                Orca Network          360.678.3451