Lecture: Seabirds and Marine Mammals of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve

Location: Fort Worden Chapel
Date: February 10, 2019


Sunday, February 10

3 pm

Bob Boekelheide

The Fort Worden Chapel

Admission: $5 

(students, teachers FREE)

Bob Boekelheide's lifelong interest has been in the ecology of marine vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. He is the former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, a community nature center serving the north Olympic Peninsula with rip-roaring education programs. Bob has a M.S. in Ecology from UC Davis and participated in several marine research projects to the Arctic, Antarctic, across the Pacific, and in California, including seven years as biologist on the Farallon Islands where he learned the lessons of El Niño, great white sharks, and juvenile rockfish. While in California, he co-authored a book and several papers about the marine ecology of nesting seabirds and marine mammals. He has participated in numerous marine surveys with OCNMS over the past 12 years, barely avoiding seasickness on the R/V Tatoosh. A certificated teacher, Bob taught science and math in WA public schools for 13 years, including physics, chemistry, biology, marine science, and environmental studies. He is the compiler of the annual Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count and the Clallam County International Migratory Bird Count, and maintains records of Clallam County birds for the Washington Ornithological Society. He now leads natural history excursions to spectacular areas of the Pacific Northwest and lives on the shores of Dungeness Bay with his superb wife Barbara.

Contact: bboek@olympus.net

This is the fifth installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series.


This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.


Assisted Listening Devices available