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Come hear a Marine Naturalist talk: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Oh My!

The Santa Cruz Group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club Presents:

           Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, Oh My!  

Come learn about the many species of cetacean that can be seen off the Santa Cruz coast.


            Lori Beraha has been working as a marine naturalist in Monterey Bay, South Africa and Hawaii for over 12 years. She is an experienced sailor and has sailed in Patagonia, the South Pacific and across the Atlantic.

             She will show her beautiful slides and share with you some of the amazing diversity, beauty and complexity of marine mammals she has encountered along the way.

             Lori has done scientific fieldwork including participating in animal surveys, observation, monitoring and research all over the world. She also speaks several languages.

              She currently works educating the public about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and lives in Monterey.

      When: Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM (6:30 PM social mingling time with healthy refreshments provided).

      Where: The Live Oak (Green) Grange Hall at[masked]th Ave. near Capitola Road in Santa Cruz.

      Parking is available, but try to arrive sustainably.

      Everyone welcome. Tell your friends!

      Free--Donations appreciated

Whale photo by Mike Johns

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  • Lynda M.

    Great and useful info and graphics

    November 23, 2013

  • Keresha

    Thank you to everyone for coming out on a rainy night! Especially to those who stood with us in the rain and made the best of it! Sierra Club people are such hardy folk, a little rain won't stop them from being outdoors! :)

    November 21, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    This was a completely generous and informative presentation to a group who obviously loves our marine life and our oceans. I appreciated the questions and answers afterwards as well, but when I asked about how we might think about/act on the effects to the marine world of the radioactive cesium, plutonium and strontium pluming its way across the ocean from Fukushima to the Pacific coast (due to peak here in 2016), I was not surprised that Lori simply noted that was a big question and went on to talk about more manageable acts of conservation that we can do--restrict plastics, call legislators, cut down on noise pollution in the oceans. These are all important interventions, but really we have a nuclear crisis of unimagined magnitude already affecting sea life and the entire ocean environment that we need to begin grappling with even if that just means speaking our quandary about it, especially in the company of people who so clearly cherish a relationship with the environment.

    November 20, 2013

  • Meade F.

    Lori is awesome!

    November 20, 2013

  • Meade F.

    Lori is always interesting and informative. Let's all go hug a whale.

    November 20, 2013

  • Frank S.

    Very informative.

    November 19, 2013

  • John

    What a great presentation. The pics and charts were first rate.

    November 19, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    Hi Dana. Give me a call[masked] and we can talk about it. I'm pretty sure I'm coming to this event and if I do I can certainly give you a ride to SC. I live in Bonny Doon.

    November 8, 2013

  • Dana B.

    We can come by bus, but and anyone give us a lift back to downtown Santa Cruz?

    November 8, 2013

  • Keresha

    Look forward to seeing the local Eco-tribe at this event!

    November 5, 2013

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