The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will welcome Colleen Weiler of Whale & Dolphin Conservation as its guest speaker this Saturday, Sept. 21.

Weiler is the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Fellow at the Rekos Fellowship for Orca Conservation and has been tracking the efforts of Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force. She will be discussing the status of the Southern Resident Killer Whales as well as the progress of the Governor’s Task Force and implementation plan. Year two of the task force ends in October and its final report is due in November. There is still time for public comment on its final recommendations.

The presentation, which is free and open to all, will run from 10 am to noon at Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street.

Upcoming speaker series events include “Tracking Humpback Whales in Oregon and Washington” on Saturday, Oct. 19; and “Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia” on Saturday, Nov. 16.

For more information, contact Joy Primrose, ACS Oregon Chapter President at marine_lover4ever@yahoo.com or 541-517-8754.

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