The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society is holding its monthly speaker series meeting on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom and is free to the public.

The presenter will by Josh McInnes, speaking on the topic “Ecological Aspects of Transient (Bigg’s) Killer Whales Off the Oregon and California Coast.”

To take part in this meeting, register online by going to

McInnes is a master’s degree student at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Marine Mammal Research Unit. Transient (Bigg’s) 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 presented.

The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in San Pedro, Calif. Information on the ACS can be found at and on Facebook at American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter.

For more information, contact Joy Primrose at

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