Prior Whalefest Monterey Symposium Presentations - Virtual

Event Date:
Apr 14 - Dec 31, 2025 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Below are links to prior Symposium presentations at Whalefest Monterey. Here are links to

2024 Symposium Presentations: 


John Ryan - Whale Song: Tracking Blue Whales



Lisa Wooninck - Iconic Kelp in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary



Natalie Barefoot - Earth Justice - How Whales and Their Poop Fight Climate Change




Renata Massion - CRUZ FOAM - From Cradle to Reuse



Peggy Stapp - Marina Life Studies / Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T)



David Ebert - Searching for Lost Sharks: Extinct or Alive?

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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