As a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, along with the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, responds to any dead whale that strands along the Pacific coast between the Rockport in Mendocino County and the San Mateo/Santa Cruz county line. Each carcass offers scientists the opportunity to learn about the health of whale populations and the threats that they face. By performing necropsies in the field, scientists collect valuable data about whale migration patterns, habitat threats, human impacts, and geographic distribution that help to inform critical conservation decisions and scientific research. Moe Flannery will share some of the stories uncovered during recent whale post-mortem exams along our local coastlines.
This event is open to the public. Admission is free. Registration is recommended as we expect a high level of interest! We’ll reserve seats for Eventbrite registrants.
Speaker: Moe Flannery M.S.,Ornithology and Mammalogy Senior Collection Manager, California Academy of Sciences.
Contact:Bay Model Visitor Center
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Cost:Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students
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