Orca Tour 2014 MONTEREY "Orca, The Whale Called Killer" Presentation by Erich Hoyt
Join us for this rare Bay Area appearance by noted author, whale researcher, and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt. The Monterey event is one of nine stops on Orca Tour 2014, a series of presentations around The Whale Trail, from Saturna BC to Monterey CA.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Note: Tickets are available by advance purchase only, and will not be sold at the door. Get tickets now, before they sell out!
Erich Hoyt's first killer whale expedition to Johnstone Strait sailed from Victoria, BC in June 1973, 40 years ago this June. He proceeded to spend parts of the next 10 summers with orcas, culminating in his now classic book Orca: The Whale Called Killer.
He went on to study and work on conservation projects related to other whales, dolphins, sharks, deep sea creatures, ants and social insects, working in Costa Rica, Japan, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile and other countries.
In 1999 Erich co-founded the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) to find out more about orca pods targeted for aquarium captures and to get Russian students involved in science and conservation of killer whales in Russian waters.
Now in its 16th year, FEROP has recorded the Russian pods and photo-IDed some 1500 orcas off Kamchatka and in the Commander Islands including three white orcas found so far in the study areas.
About the Event
Erich's books will be on sale at the event and can be signed.
Erich's talk in Monterey is presented by Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries, California State Parks, Monterey History and Art Association, Monterey Whale Fest, Save the Whales, Marine Life Studies, American Cetacean Society - Monterey Bay Chapter, and The Whale Trail.
Orca Tour 2014 also includes stops in Saturna BC (5/3), Port Townsend WA (5/7), Port Angeles WA (5/8), Newport OR (5/10), San Francisco CA (5/13), Monterey CA (5/14), Santa Cruz CA (5/15), Seattle WA (5/18) and Vancouver BC (5/10).
About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail (www.thewhaletrail.org) is a series of sites along the west coast where the public may view orcas and other marine mammals from shore.
Our goals are to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species; connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat; inspire stewardship and build community; promote land-based whale watching.
Our over-arching goal is to ensure the southern resident orcas do not go extinct.
The Whale Trail provides simple, powerful, and long-lasting reminders to visitors and residents alike that orcas and other whales live in our waters. Through our current sites and signs, including two on every Washington State ferry, we reach more than 22 million people each year.
This year, The Whale Trail is partnering with the West Coast Region of National Marine Sanctuaries to establish sites in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Our vision of promoting awareness of the endangered southern resident orcas throughout their range is quickly becoming true! Together, we will turn the tide for the whales.
The Whale Trail is a 501©3 organization registered in Washington State.
Museum of Monterey (View)
5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
Monterey, CA 93940
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