11th Annual Whalefest Monterey - Virtual

Event Date:
Feb 20 - Jan 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Old Fisherman's Wharf
1 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Enjoy viewing the 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey (that aired January 26-29, 2021)

View it anytime via You Tube - Click Here

Thank you so much for donating to support Whalefest Monterey. Click Here or Here

Coming up in 2022:

12th Annual Whalefest Monterey Announces New Dates: March 19 and 20, 2022

 The Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World 

June 2021. Monterey, CA. Save the date for the 12th Annual Whalefest Monterey on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, 2022.

This "edutaining" family friendly event will be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the Custom House Plaza -Monterey State Historic Park.  The event will also feature a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts. Whalefest Monterey includes fun activities for all ages, musicians, boat displays and dozens of fascinating marine-related interactive exhibits by numerous local organizations.

Whalefest Monterey benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). Of special note is that in 2022, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of ocean protection and the 30th anniversary of the local Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Whale watchers come from around the world to view hundreds of whales, orcas, dolphins and pelicans who come to feast on a “krill and anchovy buffet” in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Throughout the year, this Whale Watching Capital of the World offers sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).

Corporate sponsorships are available.  Please contact Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis at [email protected] for more details.

About NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Serving as the trustee for 14 national marine sanctuaries and two marine national monuments, NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary System encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of protected marine and Great Lakes waters. Few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the system, which protects America's most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. The system works with diverse partners and stakeholders to promote responsible, sustainable ocean uses that ensure the health of our most valued ocean places. A healthy ocean is the basis for thriving recreation, tourism and commercial activities that drive coastal economies. Backed by one of the nation's strongest pieces of ocean conservation legislation, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, sanctuaries seek to preserve the extraordinary scenic beauty, biodiversity, historical connections. and economic productivity of our most precious underwater parks.

For more information to www.montereywharf.com or www.whalefest.org or call 831-238-0777 or email [email protected] 

 

View Whalefest Monterey Symposium Presentations below from 2016-2020.

2021 Whalefest Monterey Program Schedule: Click Here

Please stay in touch! To receive updates about other future Whalefest programs, please send your name and email to [email protected] with that request. We'd greatly appreciate your feedback about Whalefest Monterey. Please send your comments about Whalefest Monterey to [email protected] Thank you!

At a Glance - About Whalefest Monterey - January 26-29, 2021 - Click Here

 

Background Information: Presenters, Exhibitors and Musicians - Click Here

 

Thank You to our Valued Sponsors:

AquaFina; Arts Council for Monterey County; Fisherman’s Wharf Association;  90.3 KAZU; KMBY; KSBW/ABC/Estrella TV;  Letty Sloma Photography; Marine Life Studies;  Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation; Monterey Herald;   John and Marylyn Rallis; Shagbag, Dave Marzetti, KION; The Wecker Group
.

 

More about Whalefest Monterey

 

Whalefest Monterey, a recent recipient of the prestigious Sea Star Award from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, has been held for the past decade as a free, fun and educational interactive public event for all ages on Old Fisherman’s Wharf celebrating the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Traditionally, the event attracts thousands of visitors to Monterey and features a 2-day Symposium in a conference setting with world-renowned marine experts, creative activities, musical entertainment, and dozens of exhibit booths with interactive displays that showcase marine life, educate about ocean related environmental issues, and emphasize sustainability practices. It benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). People come from around the world to view the many whales, orcas, dolphins, seals and sea lions, otters and sea birds in Monterey Bay.

 

For more information about Whalefest Monterey, go to the Whalefest page on www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777.

Enjoy viewing the Art and Music of Whale Song Fundraiser on YouTube. Click Here

View Whalefest Monterey Symposium Presentations from 2016-2019 via these links below:

Whalefest Monterey 2020 Presentations:

Saturday, January 25, 2020

#1 William Oestreich, Shirel Rachel Kahane-Rapport, James Andrew Fahlbusch, and Will Taylor Gough--Students from Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. "The Formative Stages of Becoming a Whale Researcher"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEVTC0S9sY

#2 Paul Michel, MBNMS. "An update on the latest developments concerning the Sanctuary"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tuFwxW7hak

#3 Chad King, MBNMS. "Octopus Garden and a Whale Fall: Recent Discoveries in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"

https://youtu.be/-GenJrP4eFY

Welcome. Mary Alice Fettis, Whalefest Committee Chair   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOUldoaIQVA

Welcome. Mayor Roberson  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTg564XwPnc

#4 Julie Packard, Exec Dir. Monterey Bay Aquarium, with Erika Mahoney, KAZU. "If we're talking about saving the planet, we're talking about saving the ocean: A conversation with Julie Packard “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1BkkSTD9Tc

#5 Rear Admiral (ret.) Jon White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, “Ocean Security: Breaching Challenges Through The Power Of Partnerships”

https://youtu.be/fXP546YUA8A

#6 Colleen Flanigan, Living Sea Sculpture/ UCSC. "Art and Science for Coral Reef Restoration"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLOzoa5GiPk

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#7 Steve Mandel, Executive Director, Oceans 360. “Using Virtual Reality for Ocean Conservation Education”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbl6lEa-aT8

#8 Wallace J. Nichols, PH.D., Author Blue Mind. “Whales are Medicine”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxU8O84Tikw

#9 Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies. “Whale Disentanglement by the General Public:  Good Intentions, Bad Decisions and Updates of The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)®” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxfNvVjkVTg

#10 Brandon Southall, Ph.D., Southall Environmental Associates. “Listening to California’s Whales: Acoustic Science to Inform Conservation and Inspire the Next Generation”

https://youtu.be/zO7oCRwFM64


 Whalefest Monterey 2019 Presentations 

Whalefest 2019 - Whale Conservation Efforts, California

 

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425020?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false
 

Whalefest 2019 - Creating Sustainable Fishing Future

 

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425023?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false
 

Whalefest 2019 - Whale Entanglement Team

 

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425024?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false
 

Whalefest 2019 - Monterey, Abalone Capitol of the World

 

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/425027?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false
 

Here's the link to Sunday's Lectures.  

 

Whalefest 2019 - Ecotourism as a Tool for Marine Conservation

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/426238?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

 

Whalefest 2019 - Great Pacific Garbage Patch

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/426243?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

 

WhaleFest 2019 - Shrinking Squid & Climate Change

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/426237?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

 

WhaleFest 2019 - Tracking Ecosystem Changes with Seabird Feathers

https://videoplayer.telvue.com/player/m_3HX6961GRMsvkqSCdwmGeJ8rwpRZrR/media/426242?fullscreen=false&showtabssearch=true&autostart=false

 

Whalefest Monterey 2018 Symposium YouTube Links

 

Elan Porter Hopkins Marine Station: What Can Undesirable Fish in Whale Food Tell Us?

https://youtu.be/hffAn9E1ZxE

 

Paul Michel National Marine Sanctuary 2018 Update

https://youtu.be/UEhNHiixQfg

 

Greg Cailliet  Moss Landing Marine Lab Below Pacific Tides

https://youtu.be/yNDNpbsGlb8

 

Peggy Stap Marine Life Studies WET Saving Whales from Life Threatening Entanglements

https://youtu.be/dO-vAsRGtbw

 

Anne Warner Research Scientist Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

https://youtu.be/dTzMJOedy3U

 

Heirs to Our Oceans

https://youtu.be/Dhcx2xQ1ug0

 

Benyamin Rosental Stanford University

https://youtu.be/PRvV4tIohUM

 

John Pearse Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz, “The Strange and Wonderful Sex Life in the Rocky Intertidal”

https://youtu.be/i17pTgBeRXU

 

John Ryan, MBARI & John Joseph, NPS. "The Ocean Soundscape is a Whalefest"

https://youtu.be/oWXj2fiv6yA

 

Alison Haupt CSUMB “Integrating Marine Research into the Classroom”

https://youtu.be/eFZh3wIgFbs

 

Steve Shimek The Otter Project “You Otter Like this Video”

https://youtu.be/F-ARfQFufTY

 

Whalefest  Monterey 2017 Your Sanctuary TV link to you tube presentations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJ0cVmPtK0&list=PLJFlU5j65V2H4fdLimcb_hklyBvbF9VxU

 

Whalefest Monterey 2016 Your Sanctuary TV link to you tube presentations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjSMXEbFojA&list=PLJFlU5j65V2FipOks9r6TbFp00JDLjdS_