Monthly Speaker Series

June 15, 2022

Lynne Barre – NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Regional Office

Wed., June 15, 2022
Phinney Neighborhood
7:30 pm
doors open at 7

Southern Resident Killer Whales: An Update on NOAA's Species in the Spotlight ... more


American Cetacean Society Puget Sound Chapter

The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is a group of people who are interested in whales and the environment they live in. We are part of a national organization; our focus is on international natural science and news about cetaceans, with a special interest in our local orcas and local environment. New members are welcome.

News & Events - Winter 2022 - We're Back!

Join us at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on January 19th for our first speaker series meeting in nearly two years! Dr. Stephanie Norman will tell us about belugas, including the one that was recently hanging out in Puget Sound. Please note that masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required for entry to our meetings until further notice. more.

We hope everyone has received their invitation to the new national website: if not, let us know ! If you are not a member and would like to join us, this is a great time.

Past News

Did you attend the ACS National Conference: Whales & Us: The Next Generation November 2-4, 2018 in the Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, California? It was a great conference with an interesting array of speakers. For more information see the ACS National website: 2018 Conference

Three student travel grants were awarded to the the Society for Marine Mammalogy's 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Francisco - more.

Interested in Whales, Dolphins, and the Marine Environment?
Our Speaker Series meetings are free and open to the general public...

Our monthly Speaker Series meetings run from September through June, with a break in December. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 6, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, just north of the Woodland Park Zoo. Directions. Doors open at 7, the meeting starts at 7:30, and ends by 9 pm.

Information on upcoming and past speakers and topics can be found in our Speaker Series pages. ACS/PS Speaker Series programs are all completely free to the public (although if you can bring a buck or two to drop in the can on the table, donations to help pay for the venue are always appreciated).

We also participate in local educational activities, and join with the other ACS chapters to conduct national programs. If you might be interested in participating, the best way to get to know us is to come to our meetings.

Cool Stuff

We have a storefront on Zazzle, with custom postage stamps, mugs, mousepads, t-shirts, and tote bags which feature artwork from Bonnie Gretz and Uko Gorter. The artwork is gorgeous and 100% of the proceeds benefit our chapter programs.

A73 "Springer" spyhopping near Vashon Island, photo courtesy Mark Sears, © 2002, All Rights Reserved

Need a gift or a treat for yourself? ACS PS has a storefront on Zazzle. The proceeds help support our educational outreach and student grant projects. You can customize these items. See our Zazzle storefront.

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