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10/24 Presentation: “Humpbacks Along The Central California Coast”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Bay Model Visitor Center
$5 Donation goes toward Student Research Grants

Why do the whales come to San Francisco? What are they eating and why are they so close to shore? What other cetaceans do we see? What can we do to protect them and encourage their return? These questions will be answered and more! Join local naturalist Nicole Larson on a photographic journey out to sea from the comfort of your chair.

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ACS – SF Bay Chapter is taking Application Proposals for its 2017 Research Grants and SMM Student Travel Grants

The American Cetacean Society – San Francisco Bay Chapter is taking Application Proposals for its 2017 Research Grants

Dear colleagues,

The American Cetacean Society-San Francisco Bay Chapter ( ACS-SF Bay ) would like to encourage students to apply for our upcoming 2017 Student Research Grants.

ACS SF Bay chapter funds are intended to strengthen conservation efforts through applied field-based research and opportunities outside of the laboratory.  Funds may not be used for salaries, stipends, honoraria, or other compensatory expenses.

The American Cetacean Society – San Francisco Bay Chapter is taking 

Application Proposals for its 2017 SMM Conference Travel Grants

Dear colleagues,

The American Cetacean Society-San Francisco Bay Chapter (ACS-SF Bay) would like to encourage students to apply for our upcoming 2017 Society of Marine Mammology Conference Student Travel Grants.

This award ($500 each) helps to offset travel expenses enabling the student to attend the 2017 Society of Marine Mammology Conference. Attending this conference is very important for the future as a scientist. Not only are students able to present their accepted research project (poster), but will meet and connect with the attending marine biologists and scientists that may become future teachers/mentors, and/or for prospective job opportunities.

Students are our future and ACS-SF Bay chapter feels very strongly in supporting them.

Applications should be sent by email to Lynette R. Koftinow, acs.sfbay@gmail.com

FOR FULL DETAILS ON APPLYING  go to our webpage: https://acssfbay.wordpress.com/research/grants/2017-proposal-calls-for-research-grants-and-smm-student-travel-grants/

Questions regarding the program may also be directed to her.


Lynette R. Koftinow
Research  ACS-SF Bay chapter
(415) 937-0641 (office)

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As a member, you will have access to ALL ACS events, learn about cetaceans and conservation efforts, meet like-minded people, and help ACS fulfill its mission.

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Oceanic Dolphins, Family Delphinidae

We all share a love of dolphins and whales. But there is another question – what we really know about them, about the whole order of cetaceans? Meera and Oleg Finodeyev are passionate about them and they discovered a very simple truth – “we love them but we don’t know them”. Because of that they created a mini-series of videos about order of cetaceans.

Irony is that there is no single source where one can go and learn about this civilization. Creation of these videos and digging into vast ocean of internet information was very tedious but an enlightening process and they wish to share its results with you. Please, invest a bit of your time to learn more about these Earthlings – they are amazing!