Hatfield Science on Tap has returned to its regular in-person format. The option to watch online is still available.

Saved by the Whales:

How the Discovery of a Whale Nursery Transformed a Community

In-Person & Online OPTIONS

DATE/TIMES: Wednesday, October 4

  • 5 - 6 p.m.: Social Hour - Food and beverages available for purchase

  • 6 p.m.: Talk begins


  • Hatfield Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building auditorium, 2030 SW Marine Science Dr., Newport, Oregon

ONLINE OPTION: Link to https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/98137202150

  • Or call:  US: 1-971-247-1195  US (Portland)
  •   +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

  •   +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

  • Webinar ID: 981 3720 2150

SPEAKER: Katherina Audley

National Geographic Explorer, Photographer, Travel Writer
Founder/Director of Whales of Guerrero

In 2013, a group of fishermen, teachers and scientists discovered an important breeding and calving ground for humpback whales in SW Pacific Mexico. They
followed them to their feeding grounds along the West Coast of North America. The next decade of research about this group of whales increased the understanding of humpback whale population dynamics. It also connected a community so profoundly to the whales that they began making essential steps to
restore their local ocean.

Come feed or spark your whale fever with a glimpse of whales courting, battling and at play and learn more about the fun, exciting lives of whales and the people who study them.

About the Speaker: National Geographic explorer, photographer and travel writer Katherina Audley will speak about the Whales of Guerrero. She is the founder and director of this community-driven research, education and training program based in SW Pacific Mexico. Audley has participated in whale research and community building projects worldwide since 1997.

Did you miss a talk?

If you missed a talk - no worries. We have them recorded and posted in our Science on Tap playlist on Hatfield's YouTube channel, along with dozens of research seminar presentations, video tours and more.

Science on Tap is a free, family-friendly event in a casual environment featuring a host of scientists talking about the latest ocean research.

This speaker series runs monthly from September to June. Look for new events on this page, our social media accounts, the HMSC events calendar on the home page, or the OSU events calendar.