Save Lolita - Science on the Spot: Sound Waves - The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Portola Hotel - Bonsai Room I
Save Lolita- On August 8, 1970, a four year-old killer whale named Tokitae was brutally taken from her mother in the Puget Sound and brought to the Miami Seaquarium, where she was placed in a 35 foot wide tank and renamed “Lolita.” She has lived there ever since.
Science on the Spot: Sound Waves- Our goal is to drill down on one place, one science concept, one person, and see the science in action as it is happening, with the folks who make it happen.
The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales- Ingrid Visser is the only scientist in the world to swim with wild Killer Whales. Her approach has revolutionized our understanding of these creatures. With a high number of deaths striking New Zealand's populaton, she faces her greatest challenge.