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February 2016

Of Orcas and Men; free lecture and book signing by David Neiwert

February 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawndale Library, 14615 Burin Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260 United States
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The only mammal species more widely distributed on our planet than the Orcinus orca is Homo sapiens. And the parallels don’t end there. Orcas are iconic, charismatic and the top predator in their realm. The relationship between the two species has been a tumultuous one. Humans have come full circle in revering the killer whale, from the early inhabitants of the continent to today’s whale watchers. In between, we have feared them, killed them and exploited them, and we continue…

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April 2016

ACS-LA’s 2016 Ultimate Whale Watch; an all-day adventure

April 9, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ports O’ Call Landing, Berth 79, Dock 4 (Near LA Waterfront Office)
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Join us for the granddaddy of the all-day whale watching adventures. The date should coincide with the northbound Gray Whale calf migration and the arrival of the Humpback Whales in Southern California. Many other species are likely, especially in a warm water year like we are experiencing courtesy of El Nino. We will take the First String out of Port's O'Call Landing in San Pedro and spend all day searching for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, seabirds and other marine life.…

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August 2016

Summertime Blues (and Humpbacks) Whale Watching Adventure

August 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SEA Landing, 301 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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We will take the premier California whale watching vessel, the 75-foot Condor Express, into the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in search of mighty blue whales and acrobatic humpback whales, as well as playful dolphins and sea lions, and globe trotting shearwaters. The oceanographic conditions in the channel make it arguably the most reliable feeding ground for blue whales in the world. The rich biodiversity or the area adds many other species likely or possible…

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November 2016

ACS 15th International Conference

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside, 1441 Canyon del Rey Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
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AMERICAN CETACEAN SOCIETY 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Nov. 11-13, 2016. Monterey Bay, CA ACS invites you to join a unique gathering of scientists, policy makers, and conservationists from all over the world. The amazing Saturday and Sunday program includes experts in cetacean conservation, research and education. Additional events include book signings, art show, silent auction, marine life photo contest, research poster session, student poster contest, and Friday's pre-conference whale watching trip in beautiful Monterey Bay, CA. Students, the ACS board has…

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April 2017

ACS-LA’s 2017 Ultimate Whale Watch; an all-day adventure

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PierPoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Join us for the granddaddy of the all-day whale watching adventures. The date should coincide with the main pulse of the northbound Gray Whale migration and the arrival of the Humpback Whales in Southern California. Many other species are likely. We board the First String and spend all day searching for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, seabirds and other marine life. Experienced biologists and naturalists will be aboard to narrate the trip. Bring your own cooler or enjoy the delicious fare…

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July 2017

Summertime Blues (and Humpbacks) Whale Watching Adventure

July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SEA Landing, 301 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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We will take the premier California whale watching vessel, the 75-foot Condor Express, into the Santa Barbara Channel and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in search of mighty blue whales and acrobatic humpback whales, as well as playful dolphins and sea lions, and globe trotting shearwaters. The oceanographic conditions in the channel make it arguably the most reliable feeding ground for blue whales in the world. The rich biodiversity or the area adds many other species likely or possible…

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August 2017

Pied for a Porpoise

August 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:10 pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Dr
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Have you ever wanted to just smash a pie into someone's face? Today you have the opportunity to live this fantasy and contribute to a worthwhile cause at the same time. American Cetacean Society - Los Angeles Chapter (ACS/LA) president Bernardo Alps will answer the "Pied for a Porpoise" challenge prior to the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's screening of the documentary Chasing Coral. Come to smash a pie, just to watch, or to contribute, and stay for the movie screening followed by a panel discussion. The…

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April 2018

ACS/LA’s Ultimate Whale Watch

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
22nd Street Landing, 141 W 22nd Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Our ULTIMATE WHALE WATCH will leave from San Pedro and head toward the west end of Catalina Island to look for whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, birds, and other marine life. Tickets are just $60 for ACS/LA members ($70 for non-members). We are experiencing an excellent northbound migration! A late April expedition could provide northbound gray whale cow/calf pairs, as well as other large whales, such as humpbacks, fin whales, and perhaps an early blue whale! We also expect to…

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July 2018

Summertime Blues (and Humpbacks!) Whale Watch

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SEA Landing, 301 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$99

We'll head to sea aboard the Condor Express out of SEA Landing in Santa Barbara, a jet-powered catamaran custom built for whale watching. The Santa Barbara Channel is a nutrient rich environment created by the bathymetry with steep canyon ridges that force cold water to the surface. This upwelling creates a perfect habitat for blue whales with voracious appetites.

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December 2018

First Day of Census

December 1 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Point Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 United States
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The ACS/LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project begins its 36th consecutive season today. A dedicated team of citizen scientists will sit on the patio of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC), 138 feet above kelp beds and rocky shoreline, with a seafloor that drops off abruptly nearshore, collecting data on gray whales and other cetaceans, including identifications, counts, and behaviors. The effort is conducted during daylight hours until late May. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. We will…

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