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WED Program June 21, 7 p.m. Orcas of Puget Sound - Cindy Hansen, Orca Network

posted May 30, 2017, 8:39 PM by Roxie Rochat
Learn about Orcas, a.k.a. killer whales,  Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m. at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 N East Camano Drive.

Cindy Hansen, Education and Events Coordinator with Orca Network, will discuss the biology, social structure, culture, and endangered status of 
Puget Sound's southern residents. Orcas are one of the most studied and adored cetacean species. From Namu to Free Willy to Blackfish, they have inspired and fueled the imagination of children and adults worldwide. Southern resident orcas were listed as an endangered species in 2005, yet after a decade of efforts they are not recovering. They were recently recognized by NOAA as one of the eight U.S. species most likely to become extinct in the near future.  Their fate is strongly linked with that of their primary prey, Chinook salmon, also an endangered species. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information, call 360-387-2236, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, or email camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.
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