The Whale Museum is pleased to welcome Frances Robertson as part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series.
Minke whales are one of the smallest baleen whales, growing up to 30 feet in length. In the Northeast Pacific this little whale appears to be rare, found in only small numbers, in a few places at certain times of year –despite being the world’s most common baleen whale. Here in the Salish Sea Minke whales are seen regularly from April to September, however fewer than 600 whales are thought to occur off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington with fewer still in British Columbian waters.
In this talk Frances Robertson will delve into the fascinating life history of the Minke whale. She will also introduce the work of the Northeast Pacific Minke Whale Project sharing the project’s early findings, their current work and ideas for future research.
Frances Robertson is a marine wildlife biologist with over a decade of marine mammal research experience. Currently, she works as an environmental consultant and divides her time between Vancouver, BC and San Juan Island.