ACS – Virtual Speaker Series – Gray Whales

Man with glasses and baseball hat standing with ocean in background
Steven L. Swartz, Ph.D

Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 7pm on Zoom

Dr. Steven Swartz will present a talk on Gray Whales for the San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. This talk is free for everyone and will be given on Zoom.

Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 513 147 5168
Passcode: Whales
Steven is a 1986 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and has researched has and published widely on gray whales and their breeding lagoons in Baja California. From 1977 to 1982 Steven and Mary Lou Jones conducted the first systematic research of gray whales in laguna San Ignacio in Baja California Sur, Mexico. In 2006, along with Jorge Urban R., Steven founded the Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program (LSIESP) to support and encourage science-based research and monitoring of gray whales and their breeding/aggregation lagoon areas in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He has 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, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the International Whaling Commission.

Steven retired from federal service in 2011 and now works as a consultant and senior scientist for non-government environmental and marine conservation organizations. Steven is also a founding member and Past-President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society.Watch this free presentation with us on Zoom!

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