Schedule

Saturday October 3, 1 PM
Saturna Island, BC
“Creatures of the Deep”
Tickets: $10 at the door

Follow amazing stories of giant squid and sperm whales, mesopelagic bioluminescent tricksters that talk to each other with flashing lights, deep-diving beaked whales, and new species that may be missing links between vertebrates and invertebrates or even part of the original soup of life. Step aboard the bathyscaphe on this historical, biological, geological and ecological journey to the bottom of the sea and the kingdom of the sea cucumbers. The talk includes state-of-the-art images from Erich Hoyt’s most recent book Creatures of the Deep, awarded “Outstanding Nonfiction Book” by ASJA, New York, when first published in 2001, and is now in the 2014 edition, twice the length with all new photos
Organizer: Saturna Island Marine Education and Research Center (SIMRES)

Tuesday October 6, 7:30 PM
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific, from Stubbs to Iceberg”
Tickets: eventbrite.ca

Erich Hoyt got to know three families of killer whale pods in 1973 off Northern Vancouver Island, witnessed the last captures in the Northwest, and spent 10 summers with orcas, as told in his classic book Orca: The Whale Called Killer. Since 1999 he has helped direct the Far East Russia Orca Project, based on the other side of the North Pacific from B.C. and Washington State. There, a young team of Russian whale scientists have photo-IDed some 1500 orcas, including three all-white orcas; published papers on their dialects and social behavior; and tried to stem the gold rush of captures for aquariums in China, Japan and Russia. Included in the talk will be outstanding, rare killer whale images, video and unforgettable stories.
Organizers: Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre and Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Saturday October 10, 7 PM
Olympia WA
“Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific, from Stubbs to Iceberg”

(See above for talk description)

Olympia Friends Meeting House
3021 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia WA
7 PM (doors open 6:15 PM)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students/Seniors/Kids under 12
Advance tickets @ brownpapertickets.com http://bpt.me/2259652
Organizer: The Whale Trail

Sunday October 11, 2 PM
Tacoma WA
“Adventures with Orcas in the North Pacific, from Stubbs to Iceberg”
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

(See above for talk description)
Carwein Auditorium
UW Tacoma
1754 Commerce Street
1st Floor Keystone Building (KEY102)
2 PM (doors open 1:15)
$10 General Admission
$7.50 Seniors
Advance tickets @ brownpapertickets.com
Organizer: Citizens for a Healthy Bay

Tuesday October 13, 7 PM
Seattle WA
“Ants, Orcas and Creatures of the Deep”
Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

This talk explores the search for story and scientific as well as literary inspiration that has led to Erich Hoyt’s books for adults and children on a wide variety of subjects. Starting with killer whales and other whales, including Orca: The Whale Called Killer and The Whale Watcher’s Handbook, Hoyt wrote about E.O. Wilson’s fieldwork  on ants and social insects in The Earth Dwellers and Insect Lives, widely and well reviewed in The New York Times and other publications. Hoyt’s books on deep sea creatures, including Creatures of the Deep, follow the Census on Marine Life work and the last frontier on Earth: the deep ocean. This highly entertaining talk for a wide, general audience provides an appreciation of how various animal groups learn about and interact with their world, the odd similarities between studying ants and whales, and why habitat and ecosystem protection is the only way to keep these stories alive.

Hall at Fauntleroy
7 PM (doors open 6:15 PM)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students/Seniors/Kids under 12
Advance tickets @ brownpapertickets.com http://bpt.me/2259670
Organizer: The Whale Trail