Join Pieter Folkens, lead California Whale Entanglement Team (WET) responder under the auspices of NOAA Fisheries/Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, for this timely discussion. Entanglement in fishing gear and marine debris has become one of the greatest threats posed to whales worldwide. Folkens’ talk will chronicle a recent incident— after weeks of tracking an entangled whale in rough seas, Folkens’ WET team was able to free the distressed whale. Come learn how.
Folkens is a highly-acclaimed illustrator of marine mammals and a founding board member of the Alaska Whale Foundation. He has contributed to many books, feature films, and television documentaries. Join Folkens after his talk for a book and poster signing. Books and posters illustrated by Folkens are available in our Ocean Discovery Shop.
Doors open to the lecture hall at 12:30 PM.
Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at noon.
Seating is first-come, first-served. No late seating.
Lectures are one-hour long, including time for a few questions at the end.
Recommended for ages 10 and older.
Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members.