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Posted on: August 8, 2013
PWF's Making Waves Lecture Series Presents "Hawaii's Dolphins: Human Impacts and Conservation Action"
Many people dream about swimming with dolphins, but is such close contact with humans good for dolphins? Pacific Whale Foundation's Making Waves Lecture Series explores this and other questions about human impacts on Hawaii's wild dolphins, in a big-screen exclusive webinar with Dr. Sarah Courbis, Research Associate at Portland State University.
Courbis's presentation, titled "Hawaii's Dolphins: Human Impacts and Conservation Action," takes place on Thursday, August 22, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center. The Center is located on the oceanside lower level at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops off Route 31, the Honoapiilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center.
The presentation will be broadcast live via streaming video on the dual big screens at the Discovery Center. This event is free and the public is invited.
Courbis recently co-presented a talk at the Hawaii Conservation Conference in which she presented results from a study showing that the visitors most likely to harass wildlife also have a strong pro-environmental orientation. The study also showed that the majority of Hawaii's visitors are unaware of marine conservation laws and eco-friendly recognition programs.
"Maui County is fortunate to have populations of wild spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and spotted dolphins living in our ocean waters," says Lauren Campbell, Conservation Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. "Everyone loves these animals, but what are the human impacts on them? What conservation action is needed to protect these wild dolphin populations?"
The goal of Pacific Whale Foundation's Making Waves Lecture Series is to provide a public forum to discuss, learn and explore timely conservation and marine research issues. The Series hosts a variety of local and international experts, and features talks, slideshows, movies, field exploration and presentations. Funding for this program is provided by profits from Pacific Whale Foundation's ocean ecotours, sales at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores and donations from supporters and members worldwide. To learn more, visit
For information, call (808)-856-8304.