January 20, 2018           10:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST
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Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center 
501 S. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

Driving Directions 


 ~Reservations required/recommended for Port Townsend-Coupeville Ferry and San Juan Island/Anacortes ferries (though they reserve some space for non-reserved cars).                                                             

~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.                                           ~Whidbey Island is also connected to the mainland via the Deception Pass Bridge at the north end of the Island.

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

Sadly  Island Transit has CANCELLED SATURDAY BUS SERVICE on Whidbey Island.

If you are interested in car-pooling, please send an email to cindy@orcanetwork.org and we will try to match you up with others coming from your area.


Cindy Hansen 
Orca Network 

     THANK YOU to our SPONSOR  the Captain Whidbey Inn

     Coming from off-island?       Book a room at the historic Captain Whidbey Inn on Penn Cove and get 15% off when you mention you are attending Ways of Whales!

Captain Whidbey Inn Logo  Make your reservation now!

Please join us afterwards at the CAPTAIN WHIDBEY Lounge for a post-workshop no-host social time, drinks and eats.    

     Visit Orca Network's Langley Whale Center Gift Shop at Ways of Whales, or on the web here, for gifts, books, DVDs & more!

        And Available NOW -                  FRAGILE WATERS DVDs!               

Buy your copy at the Ways of Whales workshop, or from our Orca Network/Whale Center webshop.

Thanks for Supporting Orca Network and helping us help the whales ~ 


Please visit Langley Whale Center at our new location and see our
new exhibits.

105 Anthes, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
Open 11am to 5 pm, Thursday through Monday




Join us for Ways of Whales 2018 on Whidbey Island!

Don't miss our 2018 Ways of Whales workshop Saturday, January 20th, 2018                          

J36 and J52 Photo by Center for Whale Research



9:00 - 10:00 - Registration

10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome to Ways of Whales - Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network
The Great Salish Sea - Dana Lyons

10:15 - 10:30 - Southern Resident Orca Upate - Howard Garrett

10:30 - 11:15 - Washington State Ferries – Building the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and Reconstruction of Colman Dock – Environmental Protection and Marine Mammal Monitoring During Construction - Rick Huey, Washington State Ferries

11:15 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 - 12:30 - New Research on the Abundance, Movements, Behavior, and Threats to Blue Whales in the E North Pacific - John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 - 1:40 - Film Trailer - Right Over the Edge: In Search of the North Pacific Right Whale - Kevin Campion, Deep Green Wilderness; and Whidbey author Sandra Pollard announces new book contract

1:40 - 2:10 - RideForTheOrcas, a Father/Daughter Cross-Country Tandem Bicycle Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Endangered Orcas, John and Olivia Carpenter

2:10 - 3:05 - Resident Salmon in the Salish Sea - Thomas Quinn, University of Washington

3:05 - 3:15 - Break

3:15 - 3:45 -    Lummi Nation's Commitment to bring Tokitae Home - Fred Lane, Lummi Nation 

3:45 - 4:30 - Video: Return of the King (updated 2017) ~ Florian Graner, Sealife Productions
30 minute film followed by Q&A  

  K13s Photo by Mark Malleson

Please check back for updated information, and contact Orca Network with any questions at info@orcanetwork.org or 360-331-3543


Click here to Register!

Registration fee:  $35, or $25 senior/student                        Optional lunch: $10 (or bring a sack lunch and join us in the cafeteria).

LUNCH is a Taco Bar with choice of nachos, soft taco or taco salad. Vegetarian, Vegan. and Gluten Free options available. (sorry - lunch orders are no longer available. Please contact Cindy Hansen at cindy@orcanetwork.org to be put on a list in case there are extras)

Arrive early to visit educational displays and network while you enjoy coffee and morning snacks.  


On Sunday January 21 please join us at Langley Whale Center 105 Anthes Avenue, from 11:00 to 12:30 for a special ‘Solutions to Captivity’ program. The event features Orca Network’s Howard Garrett who will discuss plans for Lolita/Tokitae’s retirement into a seapen; and Clive Martin from Orca Rescues Foundation, U.K. who will highlight developments with the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary and the possible imminent release of captive dolphins to this project.

Tokitae at Miami Seaquarium
Photo: Jill Hein