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Wildlife Conservation Series- Marine Mammal Research on the North Coast: Conservation & Community
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Featuring Dr. Dawn Goley, Professor of Zoology at Cal Poly Humboldt. Presented via Zoom at 6pm on Tuesday, January 30.
Dr. Goley has been studying marine mammals in northern California for over 25 years. In this talk, she will summarize what has been learned about living and stranded marine mammals through her collaborative work with students, colleagues, BLM King Range, tribes, and local communities along the north coast. The Elephant Seal colony at Punta Gorda – which she has been researching since these animals first colonized the site in 2015 – will be a highlight of the presentation. Also featured will be data from the Stranded Marine Mammal Monitoring Project, sharing what has been learned via community “citizen science” hubs on the Lost Coast – coordinated through FOLC (Shelter Cove) and Mattole Restoration Council (Petrolia). Information on a recent leptospirosis outbreak, which caused a dramatic spike in local marine mammal mortality, will also be covered, plus a Q&A.