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Ask a Scientist and KQED present: Gray Whale Mystery

Once hunted to the brink of extinction, the gray whale has made an amazing comeback in the last 80 years. But in 1999 and 2000, these unique creatures suddenly began to disappear by the thousands -- losing an entire one-third of their population. In the "Gray Whale Obstacle Course" episode of KQED's "Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures" (airing July 19th), Cousteau and his team look for answers as they travel the friendly giants' long migration route through polluted waters fraught with hungry killer whales and dangerous military sonar, all the way to their diminishing Arctic feeding grounds. Come get a sneak preview of this thought-provoking episode and learn more about these fascinating animals at tonight's talk, co-presented with KQED.

Speaker: Shari Bookstaff, Professor of Biology at Skyline College and President of the American Cetacean Society

Official Website: http://www.askascientistsf.com/

Added by fourquarts on June 3, 2006