Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Cannon Beach Library
131 N. Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, OR
Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the coasts of California and Oregon.

About the talk:

"Josh McInnes is a marine mammal scientist and graduate student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries Marine Mammal Research Unit. He will share a presentation titled: Ecological Aspects of Transient Killer Whales off the California and Oregon Coast. Transient 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.

Josh McInnes is from the windy seaside city of Victoria BC, Canada. Josh’s research focuses on the ecology and behavior of marine mammals in British Columbia and Monterey Bay, California, with studies focusing on the foraging behavior, diet, and ecology of transient (Bigg’s) killer whales and Risso’s Dolphins."

The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, from November through April, at the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St, in Cannon Beach). This year's season is dedicated to Sandi Lundy, a long-time supporter of the Cannon Beach Library, Friends of Haystack Rock, and the North Coast Land Conservancy, among many other organizations. 

This event is free and open to all. Anyone is welcome to attend in person or remotely via Facebook Live. The lectures are also recorded and will be available on the Friends of Haystack Rock's website.