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Whale Museum Lecture Series: Seabirds 101 – August 21

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The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series:
Seabirds 101: Flight and Other Adaptations for Life at Sea

AlbatrossThe Whale Museum continues its Lecture Series on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. discussing “Seabirds 101: Flight and Other Adaptations for Life at Sea” with Breck Tyler of the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs.

Breck Tyler is a researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz with over 35 years experience studying the ecology and conservation of seabirds and marine mammals in California, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.  Currently he oversees programs to monitor seabird and marine mammal populations and reduce harm to these populations during oil spills.  Each winter, he studies nesting albatrosses at Midway Atoll.  Breck is also a visiting professor at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs where he is currently teaching a course on the biology of marine birds and mammals.  He also teaches a research apprenticeship at the Labs each fall focusing on marine birds and mammals in San Juan Channel.

The August 21 lecture is free and open to the public, although donations are encouraged.  For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 23.

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