Know Your Islanders Presents Whale-Poop Sniffing Dog 

Posted January 9, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Contributed Photo/San Juan Island Library.

From San Juan Island Library

At 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Jan. 13, meet a con­ser­va­tion canine dur­ing the San Juan Island Library’s vir­tu­al Know Your Islanders event.

Eba, the whale dog, is a poop-sniff­ing res­cue dog in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton’s Cen­ter for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­o­gy Whale Scat program.

Eba is help­ing Dr. Sam Wass­er and Dr. Deb­o­rah Giles bet­ter under­stand how to save the endan­gered South­ern Res­i­dent Killer Whales.

Giles will talk about how Eba finds whale poop, what ana­lyz­ing the fecal mat­ter tells us about the whales, and the steps we can all take to help recov­er this beloved pop­u­la­tion of whales. 

To reg­is­ter, email giverson@sjlib.org .

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Categories: Education, Science, Wildlife

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