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Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center


Last updated 10/8/2019 at 5:37pm

On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., the Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are presenting Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600- 128th Street SE, Everett. Reservations are required. To make reservations, call 425-316-8592 ($5 Adopt A Stream Foundation Members; $7 non-members).

Ticket holders can come early or stay after Killer Whale Tales to enjoy the Northwest Stream Center Elevated Forest & Wetland Walk plus get an intimate view of aquatic life through the Trout Steam Exhibit viewing windows. The Northwest Stream Center opens at 10 a.m.

Biologist Jeff Hogan who has been conducting research on the San Juan Killer Whales over the last 19 years created Killer Whale Tales. Hogan is also a professional photographer and a trained actor. His show has been viewed by more than 75,000 folks along the West Coast.

Hogan will bring the San Juan Killer Whale population to the Northwest Stream Center via photographs and underwater video.

Hogan will also bring an update on the current plight of the Puget Sound icon and things that can be done to help the San Juan Killer Whales survive.

Thanks to a research webcam that was temporarily attached to a very large male Killer Whale’s dorsal fin (the big fin on its back that sticks out of the water), Hogan will provide you a “whale’s eye view” of what it is like to swim with the San Juan pod.

He will also provide you with “whale trading cards” that will enable you to identify each whale by looking at its dorsal fin.

To learn about upcoming Streamkeeper Academy events go to www.


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