Right Whales: Is Extinction Avoidable?

An MRC Lunch & Learn Hybrid Seminar*

December 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*In-person attendance is subject to cancellation, but all registrants will receive the Zoom link.

Join MRC and North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program Coordinator Julie Albert for our December Lunch & Learn Hybrid Seminar on the North Atlantic Right Whale, one of the most imperiled marine mammal species in the world.

NOAA Permit 18786

The North Atlantic Right Whale population has now dipped below 400 individuals, and with less than 100 breeding females, the recovery of this species faces myriad challenges. However, new regulations have recently been established to enhance the whales’ protection. Join us for our December Lunch & Learn to learn what these regulations entail, how this species is surviving, and what the MRC has in store for the upcoming 2022 winter calving season!

The seminar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants email any questions relating to this topic to whales@mrcirl.org.

This is a free event, but you must register to receive the Zoom link or to reserve your spot at the Lagoon House as space is limited (subject to cancellation). We will be live-streaming the presentation through MRC’s Facebook page and will be recording the presentation for future viewing!

Julie Albert, Coordinator, North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program

About Our Presenter

Julie Albert has been the Coordinator for the North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation Program for over 20 years. 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.