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Ocean Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
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: Ari Friedlaender
Protecting Whale Super-highways, Blue Corridors, and Whale Habitats from Human Impacts
As we learn more about the needs and behavior of whales around the world we are confronted with the reality that their habitats are inextricably linked with areas of human activity in the ocean. Whereas once we thought that the breeding and feeding grounds for whales were the only critical areas that needed protection we now know that the routes these great whales take across ocean basins and along coasts are just as important and may even represent areas that require significantly more protection as they are often out of sight and cross international boundaries. In this lecture Dr. Friedlaender will discuss the Blue Corridors initiative in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to better understand and protect whales from human activities around the world. This effort, based on more than 30 years of data from more than 100 scientists represents the most comprehensive look at the migratory routes of whales and how they overlap with harmful human activities.
Date and Time
Wednesday Feb 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Doors open at 5:30pm
Talk begins at 6:00pm
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Ocean Institute Members - FREE
Students with valid ID - FREE
Ocean Institute (949) 496-2274