The SeaDoc company will organize a virtual event on Thursday evening

The SeaDoc company will organize a virtual event on Thursday evening

The SeaDoc Society will hold its annual event this Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The live virtual event will broadly explore the theme of “home” – from our shared planet to the smallest of the Salish Sea ecosystems. .

“This event is a chance to celebrate the beauty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife,” said Justin Cox, director of communications for the SeaDoc Society. “Plus, we’re having a lot of fun while sharing the work we’re doing to help protect it.”

The SeaDoc Society is a donor-supported non-profit organization working to ensure the health of marine wildlife and its ecosystems through science and education. Their office has been based in West Sound on Orcas Island for 22 years.

In addition to its own work, the SeaDoc Society supports research projects that help make management or policy decisions to improve the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem and its marine wildlife. Over the past few weeks, SeaDoc has been instrumental in the oil spill off San Juan Island, helping to ensure endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales do not enter the affected area. The SeaDoc Society virtual event will be held on Zoom and registration is open until the day of the event on Thursday, September 15. The cost is $5 and supports their mission. Register on seadocsociety.org/event.

Joseph K. Bennett