11th Annual Whalefest Monterey

Event Date:
Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Old Fisherman's Wharf
1 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

 

Thanks for your support of Whalefest Monterey. Please donate here

 

If you were unable to attend the concert, "Serenade of the Whales",

that Nick Fettis performed on Thursday, May 28, as a fundraiser for 

Whalefest Monterey and Marine Life Studies, you can go to this You Tube link

https://youtu.be/aRBfAitbhqE

 

If you would like to donate on pay pal or by credit card 

you can go to

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AMQLUTW8CA3M4&source=url

 

If you would like to write a check 

please mail it to Marine Life Studies

with Whalefest Monterey in the memo line..

Please mail to 

 

Marine Life Studies

P.O. 163

Moss Landing, CA  95039

 

Thank you so much and enjoy the concert.

 

Save the Date! The 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey is scheduled for January 30-31, 2021. 

 

Enjoy the fascinating presentations from Whalefest Monterey Symposiums for the past few years!

 

Whalefest Monterey 2020 Symposium Links

Saturday, January 25, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/fXP546YUA8A

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

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

Sunday, January 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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 Symposium Links

 

Here's the link to Saturday's Lectures for Whalefest 2019.  

 

Whalefest Monterey 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 for Whalefest 2019  

 

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 all of this year’s You Tube presentations

 

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

 

Whalefest Monterey 2016 Your Sanctuary TV link to all of this year’s You Tube presentations

 

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

 

 

 

Check out all of the details from our 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey on January 25-26, 2020 below.  The Symposium details can be found here

10th Annual Whalefest Monterey Expands and Announces New Updates: Additional Locations, Symposium Presenters, Exhibits, Activities, Musicians and More! 

This year's Whalefest Monterey is expanding to the Monterey Conference Center, Custom House Plaza-Monterey State Historic Park, the Causeway and along Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf.

The Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World  

Monterey, CA. January 21, 2020. Don’t miss it! Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf Association presents the 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey to be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park and inside the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 

This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS).

Enlightening and edutaining interactive exhibits at the upcoming 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey will be located along the Wharf, Causeway, Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park and the Monterey Conference Center. There will be  dozens of marine related exhibits by numerous local organizations:  American Cetacean Society, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, California State Parks, Camp SEA Lab, City of Monterey Sustainability Office, Code Ninjas Monterey, Communities for Sustainable Monterey County, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Friends of the Monterey Public Library, Greenfield Community Science Workshop, Hess Design, Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University,  Marine Life Studies, Monterey Academy Oceanographic Scientists (MAOS), Monterey Bay Aquarium Underwater Explorers, Moss Landing Marine Lab Animal Training and Research Intl./SLEWTHS , Monterey Bay Community Power, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), Monterey Fire Department, Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Oceans 360, Peter Fettis, Save the Whales, Save Our Shores, Sea Otter Savvy, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – Nor Cal Chapter, Seafloor Science ROV, Squid 4 Kids- Hopkins Marine Lab at Stanford University, Student Oceanography Club/ Girl Scouts, Surfrider Foundation, The Marine Mammal Center, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ventana Wildlife Society, Yacht Club of the Monterey Peninsula and more.

The 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey Symposium, held both days at the Monterey Conference Center, will include these outstanding presentations by renowned marine science researchers. (Subject to change)

·         Julie Packard, Founder and Executive Director, 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"  

·         Wallace J. Nichols, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Author Blue Mind, "Whales are Medicine"

·         Paul Michel, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Superintendent, "An Update on the Latest Developments Concerning the Sanctuary" 

·         Sarah Conner, Documentary Producer/Director, BBC, Netflix. “The Positive Impacts from Science and Natural History  Documentaries” A behind the scene look at how landmark science and natural history documentary series are made, including the efforts teams make to support science and raise awareness of important issues

·         Chad King, "Octopus Garden and a Whale Fall: Recent Discoveries in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"  

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

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

·         Steve Mandel, Oceans 360, "Using Virtual Reality for Ocean Conservation Education"

·         Brandon Southall, Southall Environmental Associates "Listening to California’s Whales: Acoustic Science to Inform Conservation and Inspire the Next Generation"

·         Colleen Flannigan, Living Sea Sculpture / UCSC, "Art and Science for Coral Reef Restoration"

·         Students from Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University, "The Formative Stages of Becoming a Whale Researcher"

In addition, Save the Whales returns with Dee, the 43-foot inflatable whale model people can go inside of and see its internal organs, this year located inside the Monterey Conference Center, and photo ops with costumed creatures roaming the area.

There will be four boats at the California Dock at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf including the Current’Sea (Marine Life Studies research and WET® vessel), the Coast Guard's5 43’ foot boat, the Sheila B. research vessel from Moss Landing Marine Lab and The Pearl (Monterey Fire Boat).

Monterey Abalone Company will host Abalone Races in front of Big Fish Grill and Moss Landing Marine Labs will be the non-profit recipient. Monterey Bay Whale Watching will host scrimshaw-making using soap. ACF Chef Tene Shake will conduct cooking demos in front of Abalonetti Bar and Grill. Discovery Whale Watching/J & M Fishing will host Gyotaku, the Japanese art of stenciling fish. Both Princess Monterey Whale Watching and Monterey Bay Whale Watch will have informative booths about whales and whale watching on the Wharf.

On the Causeway and on Custom House Plaza will be Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club boats, US Coast Guard's 29’ foot boat, US Coast Guard Auxiliary exhibit, COASTIE, the Safety Boat, sailboats from the Monterey Yacht Club and the Science Seafloor ROV.

Maritime Historian Tim Thomas will conduct two 90-minute free Wharf Walks at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. (Meet outside of Harbor House at the head of the Wharf). 

There will also be a variety of live musical entertainment at the head of the Wharf, including the Orchestra in the Schools String Quartet, Stevenson School Bands, Del Monte Brass, Klevr Band, Monterey High Jazz Bands, Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band and Jonah & the Whale Watchers. Inside the Monterey Conference Center this year, there will be more musicians, including Richard Carr,  Michael Martinez, Mads Tolling, Derrol Keith, Mark Richardson, Stu Heydon and Nicholas Fettis & His "Orca"stra.