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Wildlife Conservation Series- Right Over The Edge: The Search for the North Pacific Right Whale
January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildlife Conservation on the Lost Coast is the focus of a free lecture series presented by Friends of the Lost Coast in partnership with BLM King Range. The 4-part series kicks off Wednesday, January 17 at 6p.m. with a screening of Right Over The Edge: The Search for the North Pacific Right Whale. The approximately 1 hour film will be shown via Zoom, with a Q&A afterwards featuring filmmakers, Kevin Campion and Shawnecee Schneider. The North Pacific right whale is the most critically endangered whale on the planet. Thriving in Pacific waters less than 200 years ago and commercially targeted from 1835 into the 1970’s, today approximately 30 right whales live off the coast of North America. Though extremely rare to see one in CA, it does occasionally happen, and the film’s mission is to spread awareness about these charismatic creatures and the urgent action needed to keep them from going extinct. View the trailer HERE.
The remaining series will feature weekly virtual lectures highlighting iconic species of the Lost Coast, including Roosevelt Elk with Cal Poly Humboldt Wildlife Professor, Micaela Szykman Gunther, and CDFW Environmental Scientist, Carrington Hilson on January 23; Marine Mammals & Elephant Seals with Dr. Dawn Goley, Professor of Zoology at Cal Poly Humboldt on January 30, and a final lecture on Mattole River Salmon with Nathan Queener, Biologist with Mattole Salmon Group on February 7.