Enforcing Be Whale Wise: Washington’s New Whale Watching Regulations

  • Wed Jul 17th, 2019 6:28pm
  • Life

Submitted by The Whale Museum

On July 17, Sgt. Russ Mullins, with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, will discuss “Enforcing Be Whale Wise: Washington’s New Whale Watching Regulations.” This lecture will be held at The Whale Museum at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, as part of The Whale Museum’s “Summer Lecture Series.”

In 2019, U.S. and Canadian boating laws and regulations involving the endangered Southern resident killer whales were updated. Mullins will present om Washington’s new whale watching regulations. Mullins has a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from Western Washington University and has been with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Service for over 20 years, mostly in San Juan County. He has supervised WDFW’s Northern Puget Sound marine detachment and local operations as well as authored WDFW’s Section 6 grants.

The “Summer Lecture Series” is dedicated to providing our local community and visiting public with knowledge and wonder of the natural world. The lectures are given by local or visiting experts in their field and they share their recent research projects, stories and experiences. Each lecture is free and held at The Whale Museum. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 360-378-4710, ext.30. The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N. Founded in 1976, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales through education and research. The Whale Museum can be found online at www.whalemuseum.org.