Dec. 3 BBL: North Atlantic Right Whale Status Update

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905

December 3, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Join MRC’s Julie Albert at our Dec. 3 Brown Bag Lunch for the future outlook of the North Atlantic Right Whale—a species on the brink on extinction. The event is free, so bring your friends and family! Register today using the button below.

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Julie AlbertMRC’s Julie Albert attended the annual Right Whale Consortium meeting in Portland, Maine Nov. 13–15. Over three days, scientists and stakeholders discussed the future outlook of the North Atlantic Right Whale—a species on the brink of extinction. The population status, threats to their survival, possible solutions to their decline (ropeless fishing), and more will be presented at this Brown Bag.

Is their functional extinction still predicted in 20 years? Which right whales were named in 2019? Could there be fewer right whales than we think there are? Is climate change playing a part in their demise?

Julie Albert is the Coordinator for the North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program. 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!

This Brevard County event is free and open to the public; all attendees must register or RSVP. Bring your friends and family! If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. The MRC Brown Bag Lunch series is a long-standing and cherished community social that is supported by volunteers and your charitable giving. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch during the seminar! For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit www.SaveTheIRl.org.