June 1, 2021
June Virtual Whale Events
June 1, 2021
Learn about whales no matter where in the world you live! These virtual events are open to the public free of charge (some events request an optional donation). Click on the links for registration information!
Tuesday June 1: 10am-11am EDT
How Sri Lanka’s Blue Whales Spurred A New Marine Conservation Model
Join this New England Aquarium Lecture Series event featuring internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan marine biologist Dr. Asha de Vos, who aims to change how we think about and carry out marine conservation. Fresh out of the University of St. Andrews, and while working on a whale research vessel as a deckhand, she discovered a unique population of blue whales that inhabit the waters around Sri Lanka year round. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
Thursday June 3: 7pm EDT
Inside the Mind of a Whale
Whales rank among the most intelligent species on the planet. Marvel at the depth and complexity that sets whale behavior apart from other species, including sophisticated memory skills, advanced societal structures, and unique dialects. Find out what researchers have uncovered about whales’ thinking and their amazing behaviors in the wild
Monday June 7-June 8: 11:59pm EDT
Free screening: Secrets of the Whales
Free online screening of Episode 1 of Secrets of the Whales. Screening followed by an exclusive conversation with National Geographic explorer & photographer/producer Brian Skerry and composer Raphaelle Thibaut. RSVP required. Reserve your spot by 11am ET on 6/7
Hosted by DOC NYC
Tuesday June 8: 4pm EDT
How to Help Whales - World Ocean Day Watch Party
Join Ocean Today live on World Ocean Day for an incredible journey into the ocean, up in the air, and on the shore! Host Symone Barkley, NOAA Fisheries biologist Allison Henry, and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Outreach Coordinator Shauna Bingham will share how you can track whales using the Whale Alert and Ocean Alert apps, which help ships steer clear of migrating whales and provide a way to report entanglements.
Hosted by NOAA Ocean Today
Tuesday June 15: 9pm-10pm EDT
Catching Up with Conservation Canines
WDC checks in with the Southern Resident orca scat detection team during Orca Month! Tune in to hear updates on their research, plans for the 2021 season, and stories from Giles and Eba!
Orca (Action) Month brings researchers, advocates, and orca lovers together in June to learn, celebrate and raise awareness of the endangered Southern Resident Orcas.
Thursday June24: 6pm PST
Finding Hope For Endangered Killer Whales
Join Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times journalist and author of “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” along with Wild Orca Science and Research Director, Dr. Deborah Giles, as they discuss endangered Southern Resident killer whales, why we should have hope for their recovery, and the important ways individuals can make a difference by using their voice as engaged citizens.