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Ocean Institute-Distinguished Speaker Series
Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Stephen Dunbar
January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ocean Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the Nicholas Endowment, brings interesting innovations, real-world research, exotic experiences, and delightful discoveries to the surface through powerful presentations from an ocean of experts. Speakers present on a variety of topics ranging from ocean researchers, ocean authors, ocean artists, and ocean athletes.
Light snacks & Refreshments available for purchase at event.
Distinguished Speaker: Stephen Dunbar
Meeting ProTECTOR, Inc., International Sea Turtle Research in 2022
The Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc. was established in 2007 as a California-based Non-Profit 501(C)(3) organization to facilitate the establishment of sea turtle research in Honduras, when there was essentially no public information on the status and plight of sea turtles in the country. Through consistent research and conservation efforts, ProTECTOR, Inc. has not only elevated knowledge of sea turtles in Honduras, but has expanded into an international sea turtle conservation research organization. In this presentation, ProTECTOR, Inc. Founder and President, Dr. Stephen Dunbar, will introduce attendees to the organization, and how sea turtle conservation research is making a difference in policy, outreach, and the potential for recovering turtle populations around the world.
Wednesday, January 4th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm, talk begins at 6:00pm
$10 – General
FREE – Members
FREE – Students (with Valid ID)
See more images on his Instagram! Click here: https://www.instagram.com/protectorinc/
About Dr. Dunbar:
Dr. Stephen G. Dunbar is a tropical marine biologist, Professor of biology, and the Graduate Biology Program Director in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University. He is also the Founder and President of the Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc. (ProTECTOR, Inc.), which is a California non-profit 501(C)(3) organization established in 2007 to facilitate sea turtle research in the country of Honduras. Since that time, ProTECTOR, Inc. has branched out and is now undertaking sea turtle research and conservation throughout Honduras, Thailand, and Jamaica. Dunbar has undertaken marine biology teaching and research over the past 25 years in Australia, Bahamas, Fiji, the US, Honduras, Thailand, and Jamaica. He is always excited to travel and discover new people, places, and marine habitats to explore. Among his greatest accomplishments are that he married Sabine, who is one of his best research assistants, and his best dive buddy, and that he has recently been voted as the President of the International Sea Turtle Society for 2024.
Date and Time
Wednesday Jan 4, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
$10- General Admission
FREE- Students (Valid ID)