Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
December 4, 2018
Session 1: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Session 2: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
It’s that time again! December kicks off this year’s North Atlantic right whale calving season. MRC’s very own North Atlantic Right Whale Program Coordinator, Julie Albert, will be speaking about the current status of endangered right whales. Julie will be highlighting progress on alternative fishing gear development designed to help reduce entanglements to right whales. She will discuss the outlook on how many calves we might expect this season, as well as give a general overview of their life history, biology, threats, and conservation status, as well as teach how to identify and protect North Atlantic right whales. Julie will also be signing her recently released children’s story about North Atlantic Right Whales!Register Now
Julie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1995. She dedicated her time as a Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Volunteer for five years. In 1999, she began volunteering for the Florida Marine Research Institute in Melbourne (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). Shortly after, Julie became the Coordinator of MRC’s North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program. In her 20th year with the program, Julie continues to operate the toll-free Right Whale Sightings Hotline (1-888-979-4253), conduct public education classes, and contribute sighting data to the national database for North Atlantic Right Whales at the New England Aquarium.
This event is free and open to the public, all attendees have to do is register online. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate $5 toward our guest speaker series. This educational series is a long-standing and cherished program of the MRC that is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch during the seminar!