Cocktails & Fishtales – Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea: A Guide to Identification and Responsible Viewing

Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea: A Guide toIdentification and Responsible Viewing with Erin Gless, Executive Director of Pacific Whale WatchAssociation
Ever wondered how to tell a gray whale from a humpback whale or a seal from a sea lion? A Bigg’s killer whale from a Southern Resident or a river otter from a sea otter? Erin Gless of the Pacific Whale Watch Association joins us to share all about the Salish Sea’s most common marine mammals, how to identify them, and how to view them responsibly at Cocktails & Fishtales with Harbor WildWatch. These events are an engaging and interactive way to learn about the environment, and bring together eco-enthusiasts from our local community. We are excited to be meeting in person at Ocean5 for this exciting presentation!

For those attending in person, the doors open at 5:30pm and the presentation will begin at 6pm. Please purchase your beverages in the Cocktails & Fishtales event space rather than at the bar so we can reach our drink minimum. If you’re planning on dinner, food must be consumed in the restaurant, so plan to eat either ahead of the event or after the presentation.

For those who can’t make it in person, we will plan to stream this in person presentation to the Harbor WildWatch Facebook page. To access Facebook Live events, simply search Harbor WildWatch on Facebook at the scheduled time (6pm for the presentation) to find the live feed on our page. The videos will always post in full once the live stream ends, so feel free to catch up with any content you miss by scrolling through our facebook page. These videos will also get posted to youtube. All times are posted as PST.

Erin Gless holds a BS in Biology with Marine Emphasis from Western Washington University as well as a BS in Public Relations and a BA in Spanish from the University of Miami. She has been a passionate member of the whale-watching community since 2008, working as a whale-watching naturalist in both Southern California and the Salish Sea. She is particularly interested in the region’s baleen whale species – minke whales, gray whales, and humpback whales. She also volunteers for Cascadia Research Collective cataloging pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawaiian waters.

Cocktails & Fishtales are educational events. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.


Jun 14 2023


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Ocean5, 5268 Point Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USA


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