Lecture Series

Location: Fort Worden Chapel
Date: February 14, 2016

Description

Insights into Whale Movements & Behavior

Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 3 pm | Fort Worden Chapel
 

presented by Prof. John Calambokidis, Evergreen State College, Cascadia Research

John Calambokidis is a Senior Research Biologist and one of the founders of Cascadia Research Collective, a nonprofit research organization formed in 1979 based in Olympia, Washington. He periodically (1991-2013) serves as an Adjunct Faculty at the Evergreen State College teaching a course on marine mammals. His primary interests are the biology of marine mammals and the impacts of humans. He has served as Project Director of over 100 projects. He has authored two books on marine mammals (on blue whales and a guide to marine mammals) as well as more than 150 publications in scientific journals and technical reports. He has conducted studies on a variety of marine mammals in the North Pacific from Central America to Alaska. He serves as Project Manager of the Southern California Behavioral Response Study and has directed long-term research on the status, movements, and underwater behavior of blue, humpback, and gray whales. Some of his recent research has included attaching tags to whales with suction cups to examine their feeding behavior and vocalizations. His work has been covered on shows by National Geographic and others. In 2012 he received the American Cetacean Society’s John Heyning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marine Mammal Science.