Sierra Club, New Orleans Group program: Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico.
by Dr. Deborah Epperson, Biologist for the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Dept of Interior
The Gulf of Mexico is a diverse habitat. There are 28 species of marine mammals that are known to occur in the Gulf of Mexico, with about 20 of those living here year-round. For example, did you know that we have a resident population of sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico? Deborah will present the results of ongoing research into the ecology and distribution marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. Recently there was a newspaper report of a giant squid caught in the Gulf - a favorite food of sperm whales. Please join us on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm, for a very interesting program.
The Sierra Club program will be in the Dominion Auditorium, Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St, New Orleans). The doors open at 6:30 pm with refreshments. The program starts at 7pm. The Dominion Auditorium is near the front entrance to the zoo. Enter the gate upriver from the main public entrance. A Sierra Club banner will be posted near the gate.