Prior Whalefest Monterey Symposium Presentations - VirtualEvent Date:
Mar 1 - Dec 31, 2025 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Below are links to prior Symposium presentations at Whalefest Monterey.
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Links to Whalefest Monterey Presentations from 2016-2020 are below.
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Here are links to the Whalefest Monterey Presentations for 2016-2020:
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"
#2 Paul Michel, MBNMS. "An update on the latest developments concerning the Sanctuary"
#3 Chad King, MBNMS. "Octopus Garden and a Whale Fall: Recent Discoveries in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"
Welcome. Mary Alice Fettis, Whalefest Committee Chair
Welcome. Mayor Roberson
#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 “
#5 Rear Admiral (ret.) Jon White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, “Ocean Security: Breaching Challenges Through The Power Of Partnerships”
#6 Colleen Flanigan, Living Sea Sculpture/ UCSC. "Art and Science for Coral Reef Restoration"
Sunday, January 26, 2020
#7 Steve Mandel, Executive Director, Oceans 360. “Using Virtual Reality for Ocean Conservation Education”
#8 Wallace J. Nichols, PH.D., Author Blue Mind. “Whales are Medicine”
#9 Peggy Stap, Marine Life Studies. “Whale Disentanglement by the General Public: Good Intentions, Bad Decisions and Updates of The Whale Entanglement Team (WET)®”
#10 Brandon Southall, Ph.D., Southall Environmental Associates. “Listening to California’s Whales: Acoustic Science to Inform Conservation and Inspire the Next Generation”
Whalefest Monterey 2019 Presentations
Whalefest 2019 - Whale Conservation Efforts, California
Whalefest 2019 - Creating Sustainable Fishing Future
Whalefest 2019 - Whale Entanglement Team
Whalefest 2019 - Monterey, Abalone Capitol of the World
Here's the link to Sunday's Lectures.
Whalefest 2019 - Ecotourism as a Tool for Marine Conservation
Whalefest 2019 - Great Pacific Garbage Patch
WhaleFest 2019 - Shrinking Squid & Climate Change
WhaleFest 2019 - Tracking Ecosystem Changes with Seabird Feathers
Whalefest Monterey 2018 Symposium YouTube Links
Elan Porter Hopkins Marine Station: What Can Undesirable Fish in Whale Food Tell Us?
Paul Michel National Marine Sanctuary 2018 Update
Greg Cailliet Moss Landing Marine Lab Below Pacific Tides
Peggy Stap Marine Life Studies WET Saving Whales from Life Threatening Entanglements
Anne Warner Research Scientist Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution
Heirs to Our Oceans
Benyamin Rosental Stanford University
John Pearse Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Cruz, “The Strange and Wonderful Sex Life in the Rocky Intertidal”
John Ryan, MBARI & John Joseph, NPS. "The Ocean Soundscape is a Whalefest"
Alison Haupt CSUMB “Integrating Marine Research into the Classroom”
Steve Shimek The Otter Project “You Otter Like this Video”
Whalefest Monterey 2017 Your Sanctuary TV link to you tube presentations
Whalefest Monterey 2016 Your Sanctuary TV link to you tube presentations