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Cocktails & Fishtails

August 15th 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Harbor WildWatch will welcome the President of the Whale Sanctuary Project, Dr. Lori Marino, as their guest speaker for Cocktails & Fishtales on August 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Globally, there are over 3,000 whales and dolphins living in amusement parks. Despite growing public opinion against this practice, permanent solutions for these charismatic marine animals are complicated. The Whale Sanctuary Project’s solution is a proposed permanent sanctuary for whales currently in concrete tanks. The Project is creating the first seaside sanctuary for captive orcas and beluga whales in North America where these whales can thrive in nature under human care. Cocktails & Fishtales is Harbor WildWatch’s engaging monthly science-social series. Local guest speakers discuss a variety of environmental topics and issues, from rain gardens to eelgrass ecology, and drinks are available for purchase on location.
“The series offers the opportunity to enjoy an evening out engaging with like-minded eco enthusiasts,” said Lindsey Stover, Executive Director of Harbor WildWatch. “We look forward to having Dr. Marino join us from Utah to discuss The Whale Sanctuary’s work and the future of captive whales.”

The Whale Sanctuary Cocktails & Fishtales will be in the Ocean5 Salish Room (5268 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest) and is open to all ages. Tickets are free for Harbor WildWatch Steward Club members, and $5 each for non-members.
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Cocktails & Fishtales is an educational event. As such, Harbor WildWatch does not endorse any speaker, service, or product represented at Cocktails & Fishtales.
Harbor WildWatch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental education organization based in Gig Harbor, WA. Their mission is to inspire stewardship for Puget Sound by providing learning opportunities about the environment to the people in the local community. Through more than 600 fun and interactive programs each year, Harbor WildWatch hopes to inform residents and visitors about local marine life and elicit their involvement in preserving our natural resources. To make a donation or learn more about Harbor WildWatch, visit