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The Whaleman Foundation and the "Save the Whales Again!" Campaign

Please join San Francisco Bay ACS chapter for a very special presentation by Jeff Pantukhoff of "Save the Whales Again!" foundation.

Award winning marine life photographer, filmmaker, and whale researcher, Jeff Pantukhoff will discuss his organization The Whaleman Foundation” and the "Save the Whales Again!" Campaign. He will share their latest video on entanglements that was premiered at this year's IWC meeting and their very first film "Gray Magic: The Plight of San Ignacio Lagoon discussing the lagoon and trips he leads there.


In 1995, award winning marine life photographer, filmmaker, and whale researcher, Jeff Pantukhoff, founded The Whaleman Foundation (Whaleman), a non-profit oceanic research, conservation, and production organization dedicated to preserving and protecting cetaceans (dolphins, whales, and porpoises) and our oceans. The Foundation’s primary mission is to raise public awareness while educating key decision-makers on the issues that effect cetaceans and their critical habitats. Whaleman is accomplishing this through its films, public service announcements, and outreach campaigns.

Since Whaleman’s inception, Jeff has written, directed, and produced 7 films on the critical issues facing cetaceans and their environment including “Gray Magic: The Plight of San Ignacio Lagoon”, “Orcas in Crisis: The Plight of the Southern Resident Orcas”, and “Deadly Sounds in the Silent World” which won “Best Short Film” at the 2003 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

Jeff’s unique images and words have appeared in Ocean Realm, Sport Diver, Discover Diving, and Dive International magazines. His photographs have won several international awards.

Jeff has had the privilege of working with some of the most respected names in the world of underwater filmmaking including Howard and Michele Hall, Bob Talbot, Hardy Jones, and Norbert Wu. Jeff’s film credits include IMAX’s “Into the Deep”, Discovery Channel’s “The Ocean Acrobats” and “Extreme Machines: Raiders of the Deep”, PBS’s “Secrets of the Ocean Realm”, CBS’s Survivor, and Outdoor Life Network’s “Deadly Waters: Whales in Danger”. Jeff’s feature film credits include “Dallas 362”, “Shanghai Kiss”, “Class of 83”, “Whaledreamers” and the Oscar winning documentary “The Cove”. Jeff is currently working on a feature length documentary featuring Hayden Panettiere and their work together over the last 7 years with its focus on the health of our oceans.

Since 1996, Jeff has been researching humpback whales with Dr. Marsha Green of the Ocean Mammal Institute studying their social sounds and behaviors and the impacts that vessel engine noise is having on them. In 2009, Jeff partnered with Dr. Roger Payne of Ocean Alliance and Dr. John Wise of the Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology at the University of Southern Maine to investigate and research chemical contamination in cetaceans.

Jeff’s passion, commitment, and dedication keep him on the forefront of marine related issues and interests worldwide. He strongly believes that international cooperation is the key to solving the many issues that face our marine environment and he demonstrates this by donating the use of his images and film footage while working closely with other environmental organizations working on behalf of marine life including Ocean Alliance, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Ocean Mammal Institute, and others.

$5 Suggested Donation goes toward Educational Research Grant Competition

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  • Sailor D.

    Very informative event with quite a few nice little visual presentations and some very important info.

    October 26, 2012

  • Lynette R. K.

    Absolutely fabulous presentation. Jeff's dedication, research, and films about important issues was very inspiring.

    October 26, 2012

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