Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00pm

UW Science Now: Juliana Houghton: Are We (Noisily) Loving Whales to Death?

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double feature!

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JulianaHoughtonThis season’s second edition of UW Science Now, which trains University of Washington graduate students to communicate their research to the general public and introduces that public to cutting-edge research in our own backyard, addresses the impact of San Juan whale-watching on the whales themselves. As researchers consider steps to help killer whales (Southern Resident community) recover, they study the effects of vessel presence and a noisy environment yet still don’t know what whales actually hear as they travel through the water: Are bigger boats louder? How about faster ones? Recently, a suction-cup-attached tag with an underwater microphone (DTAG) has been used to measure the noise whales actually receive. Juliana Houghton, an M.S. student at UW’s School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, shares background on the whales and what happens when boats are around, and describes one study under way to figure out exactly what whales hear. Presented by Town Hall and UW’s Engage: The Science Speaker Series as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, with the University of Washington, Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Advance tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 5:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Double feature! Your ticket to this event also gains entry to Katherine Bouton: Life After Deaf: The Hidden Disability of Hearing Loss, at 7:30 pm.
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http://www.engage-science.com/

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