June is Orca Month

Did you know that June is Orca Month?

As we celebrate orcas and their unique role in our area’s natural and cultural life, it is important to bear in mind the challenging and urgent issues affecting the health of their habitat – which is also home to many other creatures as well.

Our education partners at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center have a number of events planned around Orca Month (see below). Please visit their site to learn how you can participate.

Saturday June 19th
“Communication in Orca Societies”
Hands on activities explore how orcas communicate and work together in family groups, and how these groups relate to what they eat and where they live.

Thursday and Friday, June 24th and 25th
“Orca Bone Atlas Open House”
Learn about our unique bone atlas, which documents the skeleton of a transient orca, from the volunteers who are bringing this exciting project to life. You’ll also get to see how and why we made a set of false orca teeth.

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