• North Pacific Gray Whale Populations: The Eastern/Western Paradox

    Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
    2400 Hwy 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    December 9, 2017

    Dr. Jim Sumich, Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife Faculty, has conducted research on gray whales and has just published a new book, E. robustus: The Biology and Human History of Gray Whales. Gray whales are legally protected under several statutes as two separate populations; a large eastern population of about 20,000 whales and a critically endangered western population of less than 150. Jim will describe some exciting research that is helping to clarify the evolving status and related management issues of these populations.