Erich Hoyt, Whale and Dolphin Researcher, Conservationist.
Saturna Community Hall on Saturday Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
In Erich Hoyt's expanded 5th edition of Orca; The Whale Called Killer (Firefly books, Sept. 2019) he charts his adventures and conservation work, beginning with killer whales off the B.C. coast, followed by two decades of Orca research in Kamchatka, Russia. As co-chair of the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force and policy lead for WDC's healthy seas program, he co-directs a 10 year project to map the habitats for 130 species of marine mammals across the worlds oceans. His book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises has helped set the standard for marine biodiversity conservation work. Join researcher Erich Hoyt for an informative and entertaining talk on this global work on marine mammal habitats and how it might be applied to Orcas in the Pacific Northwest.