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10/06/2008: "Whalesong Art"

The Whale Museum’s free lecture series concludes on Wednesday October 8th at 7 pm with a talk on Whalesong Art = “Where Nature, Science and Art Meet”; by Engineer/Artist Mark Fischer who will speak about his cetacean and avian art.

The October 8th lecture is free and open to the public, although donations are appreciated. For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 23.

For seven years Mark Fischer has been researching ways to visualize the sounds of birds, whales, and dolphins. Recent work includes investigations of the sounds of the Minke whale, the subject of 'research whaling' near Antarctica, the sounds of the north Pacific Blue whale; and tropical birds native to Kaua’i. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Utne Reader, Greenpeace, NRDC’s OnEarth, the Discovery Channel, GEO, Odyssey and Expressions magazines, San Diego Union Tribune, and AAHA’s Trends.

For more information, call (360) 378-4710 ext. 23. The Whale Museum is located in Friday Harbor at 62 First St. N.

Founded in 1979, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. In addition to providing exhibits, the Museum also provides programs including: the Orca Adoption Program, Soundwatch Boater Education, Marine Naturalist Training, San Juan Islands Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and the Whale Hotline. The Whale Museum can be found on-line at

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