[PAST EVENT] VIMS Wachapreague Seminar: Seasonal Occurrence of Baleen Whales Off of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast
LocationVIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
Access & Features
- Open to the public
The Virginia Aquarium (VAQ) has conducted over two decades of humpback whale research off the mid-Atlantic coast including aerial and vessel surveys. These efforts demonstrate the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast provides seasonal habitat for humpback, fin, right and minke whales. Humpback whales are the most commonly documented species nearshore. Evidence of extended residency, annual return and feeding behaviors suggests the mid-Atlantic region provides important seasonal habitat. Sarah Mallette, Marine Mammal Reasearch Manager at the Virginia Aquarium, will present an overview of these efforts and how these data are being used to inform management.
There is no charge for this presentation. Seating limited to 60 people.
If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:
http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date-time of the event.
Linda Ward 757-787-5816