July Virtual Dive Club Meeting

July Virtual Club Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, July 28 at 7pm for our club meeting.  We will talk about the upcoming dives.  In addition, The July speaker is Steven Swartz. Steven and Mary Lou Jones conducted the first systematic studies of gray whales in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur from 1977-
Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program” (LSIESP). The LSIESP 1982. Steven, in 2007, initiated the “gray whales that congregate there each is best known for winter to breed and calve. It is also home to dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, commercially important fish and shellfish, multitudes of migratory waterfowl and shore birds. It supports some of the world’s most productive red and white mangrove and coastal wetland ecosystems within its shores. Steven will talk to the group about his research on gray whales along the California coast and here in Monterey.
You can get more information about LSIESP here: https://www.sanignaciograywhales.org/

Steven is a 1986 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and has researched and published widely on gray whales and their breeding lagoons in Baja California. He served as a consultant to the Mexican government’s Ministry for the Environment, Natural Resources, and Fisheries (SEMARNAP), and worked for the Ocean Conservancy (previously the Center for Environmental Education), the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Hope to see everyone there.
Scott McReynolds, Activities Director

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