People are invited to enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative during the Winter 2022 Cape Perpetua Speaker Series.

Guest speaker presentations will be held most Saturdays at 10 a.m. through March 12. Winter presentations will include a special focus on ocean acidification, transient killer whales, Oregon’s red abalone, Tahkenitch Landing site, Pacific salmon, sea star population after wasting disease, kelp to whales and Oregon’s marine reserves. All events are free and held virtually on Zoom. The full series schedule can be viewed at

This Saturday’s presentation will be “Ecological Aspects of Transient Killer Whales off the California and Oregon Coast.” Transient killer whales are important apex predators in marine ecosystems along the Pacific coast. Insights into the latest findings regarding ecology, abundance, distribution, and community structure of these whales along the outer coast and offshore waters of Oregon and California will be discussed.

The presenter will be Josh McInnes, marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher.

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