Friday, November 7, 2014

Shades of Grey: Uncovering The Hidden Complexities Of The Lives Of Harbour Porpoises

Daisy the harbour porpoise. Photo via Vancouver Aquarium
You've most likely been to the Vancouver Aquarium, roamed the halls peering at fish, marine mammals, birds, frogs & all the other amazing creatures that live under their roof. But have you ever wanted to know more about these beautiful animals?

The Vancouver Aquarium has regular public lectures about many different topics. The next one, on November 13, is all about harbour porpoises.
Though they're common & live in the ocean right around Vancouver, harbour porpoises are shy animals that you rarely see. Except at the Vancouver Aquarium: the two most recent cetaceans to join the Vancouver Aquarium are harbour porpoises Jack & Daisy. Both were rescued at very young ages & though they were brought back to health with round the clock care, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans deemed both unreleasable.

Harbour porpoise in the wild. Photo via Vancouver Aquarium
This lecture is a great opportunity to learn more about the hidden lives of our little cetacean neighbours. Dr. Anna Hall will present an overview of what we know about harbour porpoises based on observations & documentation from the mid-1800’s to today. Dr. Hall will also present some of the latest findings from research on the foraging & breeding behaviours of harbour porpoises in BC. She'll finish her talk with a discussion on the conservation status of harbour porpoises, threats & actions we need to take to protect this highly intelligent but largely overlooked species.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Vancouver Aquarium
$10 non-members or $8 members

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If you'd really like to hear the talk but can't make it to the aquarium, you can watch LIVE on the Aquarium's YouTube channel, or later on when you have the time. 

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