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Dec. Seminar: Right Whale Update

An MRC Lagoon at Noon Seminar

December 5, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Right Whale season has arrived in Florida! These beautiful and endangered giants have migrated south to give birth to their young in our warm, shallow waters, but there is still peril in this paradise. Tune into this presentation to hear updates from the past year and breaking news from the current season. See below for video from this event.

Meet the Presenter

Julie AlbertJulie Albert is the Network Director/Trainer at Blue World Research Institute (BWRI). 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, educating the public about how we can be better stewards of our ocean environment and its inhabitants.

Julie and the Right Whale Program transitioned to BWRI in 2023. 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 Lagoon at Noon Seminar series (formerly Lunch & Learn) 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.