Speaker Series – “A Natural History of Killer Whales in BC”

August 4th: “A Natural History of Killer Whales in BC”

In this presentation, Eva Stredulinsky will illuminate the natural history of killer whales in BC: from their past exploitation, to fascinating studies that have shed a light on their social, mating and foraging behaviours, to their current population statuses and future outlooks. She will also examine the new whale births in the Southern Resident killer whale population.

Eva is a marine biologist completing her MSc at the Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University of Victoria. Her research explores the social structure of Northern Resident Killer Whales.  Specifically, she examines the phenomenon of matriline splitting (the fragmenting of natal family groups), how it might relate to group fitness, demographics, resource abundance and competition for Chinook Salmon, and what it may mean on a population and evolutionary level.

Admission is $5.00 per person. Children under 16 are admitted free. Presentation begins at 2:00 pm in the Community School Library located at 2100 Sollans Rd. Please enter through the Natural History Centre door.

This events is part of the Thursdays Expert Speakers Series.

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