SeaDoc Society to hold virtual event Thursday evening

The SeaDoc Society will hold their 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 down to the smallest of Salish Sea ecosystems.

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

The SeaDoc Society is a donor-supported nonprofit that works to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. Their office has been based in West Sound on Orcas Island for 22 years.

In addition to their 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. In recent weeks, SeaDoc has played a role in the oil spill off San Juan Island, helping to ensure the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales don’t enter the affected area. SeaDoc Society’s 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 at