The Whale Watching Capital of the World™
Don't miss it! Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association presents the 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey™ to be held at and around Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World™ on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Enlightening and edutaining interactive exhibits at the upcoming 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey include dozens of marine related exhibits by numerous local organizations including Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Greenfield Community Science Workshop, Marine Life Studies, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Seafloor Science ROV, Student Oceanography Club Creative Ocean Painters, Sustainability Office of the City of Monterey, Communities for Sustainable Monterey County, The Marine Mammal Center, Save the Whales, Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, Ventana Wildlife Society and more.
The 10th Annual Whalefest Monterey Symposium will include these outstanding presentations by renowned marine science experts and more to come! (Subject to change)
- Paul Michel, MBNMS, Superintendent (Update/Introduction)
- Chad King, NOAA (Octopus Garden-Davidson Seamount)
- Admiral Jon White, RET USN, President & CEO Ocean Leadership Consortium (Ocean Security)
- Peggy Stap, Director Marine Life Studies & Whale Entanglement Team (WET)® (Update and new project)
- Dave Ebert, Pacific Shark Research