UW News

March 30, 2006

Marine mammals mastering challenges of living at sea is topic April 10

The physiological and sensory challenges of life at sea for whales and other marine mammals, as well as strategies for conserving these animals, are the subject of the April 10 lecture Tails of the Ocean and Other Whale Stories.

Glenn VanBlaricom, associate professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, will speak at 7 p.m. in Kane 130. The lecture, sponsored by the UW College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences in partnership with the Seattle Aquarium, is open to the public at no charge but organizers ask that one register at http://www.cofs.washington.edu/ or by calling Theresa Rasmussen at 206-616-6692.

Humpback whales, Steller sea lions and sea otters are among the animals VanBlaricom has studied. His work focuses on population and community ecology and conservation biology, primarily in coastal marine ecosystems of the North Pacific Rim and Arctic Alaska.