An MRC Lunch & Learn Seminar
December 6, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tune in for the latest on the plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale — population updates, boat speed regulations, and mega cruise ships. See below for video from this event.
The Marine Resources Council is pleased to present our own Julie Albert, North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program Coordinator, to host this Lunch & Learn Seminar.
The Presentation Features
- North Atlantic Right Whale population updates
- New boat speed regulations
- How Right Whales could be affected by Port Canaveral becoming the home port to two of the largest cruise ships in the world.
About Our Presenter
Julie Albert is the North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program Coordinator. Her passion for marine mammals began in northwest Ohio where she enjoyed Sea World as a child. However, seeing whales in the wild for the first time on a family vacation to Hawaii in 1988 solidified this passion. She went on to earn her B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1995. She also volunteered for the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, worked in cephalopod aquaculture, and raised king penguins before moving to Florida in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Julie became MRC’s Right Whale Program Coordinator and loves educating the public about how we can be better stewards of our ocean environment and its inhabitants. She is a proud wife and mother of three wonderful children and is passionate not only about marine mammal conservation, but also animal welfare, recycling, and litter reduction. She always leaves the beach better than she found it!
MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.