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Orcas Island Marine Science Lecture Series
"River otters and sea otters" with Joe Gaydos

November 28, 2006

Dr. Joe GaydosTuesday, December 12, 2006, Joe Gaydos of the UC Davis SeaDoc Society will discuss river otters and sea otters. This is the third lecture of the 2006/07 season in Orcas Island’s accessible marine science lecture series for the general public. The program begins at 5:00 PM at the Camp Orkila Larry Norman lodge and is free to the public.

This is a special Family Night presentation and will feature free dinner for attendees and activities for kids.

"Otters are charismatic top-level predators that tell us a lot about our marine ecosystem," says Joe Gaydos, Regional Director of the SeaDoc Society. "They are a scientifically fascinating animal with a storied regional history."

Please park only in the upper parking lot at Camp Orkila. Shuttle service from the parking lot to the lodge is available before and after the lecture.

The 2006-2007 Marine Science Lecture Series is presented by program partners The SeaDoc Society (
www.seadocsociety.org) and YMCA Camp Orkila (www.seattleymca.org). Future lecture dates are January 9, February 13, March 13 and April 10, 2007. All lectures begin at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Past and future lecture details are available on the SeaDoc Society website.

The series is generously sponsored by Barbara Brown, Rick and Cindy Gould, David and Virginia Ridgway, and Jim and Kathy Youngren.


More information:
Anne Stoltz,
Director of Development and Communications, The SeaDoc Society
UC Davis Wildlife Health Center - Puget Sound Office
206-281-9987, awstoltz@ucdavis.edu