Using Genetics & Whale Poop to Save Orcas At Tacoma Science Cafe
Jennifer Hempelmann, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
The endangered Southern Resident killer whale population faces many threats, including food availability. At the June Tacoma Science Café, join NOAA’s Jennifer Hempelmann to explore how genetic analyses of whale scat can help researchers identify possible causes of the decline in the local orca population.
Tacoma Science Café is held on the second Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Tacoma Science Cafés take place at The Swiss Pub and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.