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Jan. 23, 2018: Dr. Baldo B. Marinovic “The Role of Krill in the Food Web”

Tuesday January 23rd

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for a fascinating presentation by Dr. Baldo B. Marinovic.

“Krill:  more than just food for whales”

Krill are found throughout the world’s oceans and are particular abundant in cool productive waters such as those found in polar seas.  Everyone knows that whales eat krill (actually not all do), but did you know that krill play a pivotal role in the oceanic ecosystem.

Here in California, baleen whales show up during the spring and summer months to gorge on seasonally dense krill aggregations but there is so much more to this story.  For instance krill are the main prey for seven of the most valuable commercially fished species (including salmon and squid).  This presentation will explore the natural history of krill within the Central California Coastal ecosystem in an attempt to highlight their importance with respect to the overall health of this ecosystem.

Dr. Baldo Marinovic, a research biologist at Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz studies zooplankton ecology and the dynamics of ocean food webs. MS Marine sciences UCSC, PhD Zoology University Western Australia.

Since 1997, he has been conducting surveys in Monterey Bay to understand what determines the distribution, abundance, and species composition of krill, tiny shrimp-like invertebrates that are a crucial link in the Bay’s food web.

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Feb. 21, 2018: ACS SFBAY Presents A Special Evening With Michael Aw

Wednesday February 21st

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7pm

Please join ACS-SF Bay Chapter and the Marin Scuba club with Northern CA Underwater Photographic Society for a Special Evening with Michael Aw

Michael AW – Founder of Ocean Geographic Magazine, Conservationist, Explorer, and Wildlife Photographer will share his expeditions in the Arctic, Antarctic and numerous locations around the globe.

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March 27, 2018: “Heirs to Our Oceans”

Tuesday March 27th

Location: The Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA

Time: 7 pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for a fascinating presentation 

Heirs To Our Oceans are youth leaders who are dedicated to inspire awareness, responsibility and action amongst youth worldwide to protect the waters of our Blue Planet for future generations.  They empower youth, supporting them in their education and engagement in tackling human impact on our planet.  They are active in the world making change and protecting our oceans through beach clean ups, speaking engagements, political action and more.  The Heirs make every effort to help adults understand that their daily actions affect the oceans and health of their children.

The Heirs work to encourage parents, educators and policy makers to teach youth starting in middle school about real-world problems so that they may develop essential problem-solving skills to prepare them for the world they will inherit.  The Heirs also advocate for children to spend more time in their natural environment — in water! — because one protects what one cares about.

Finally, Heirs foster hope, optimism and the continued processing of creative solutions in solving the ocean crisis.  Heirs To Our Oceans is creating the next generation of environmental leaders.   They are unstoppable because they have to be.

April 24, 2018: Scott Benson “Leatherback sea turtles in the California Current: Why leatherbacks cross the Pacific”

Tuesday April 24th

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7 pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for a fascinating presentation by Scott Benson M.S.C.

With their immense size and peculiar appearance, leatherback turtles resemble species that inhabited Earth in the distant past. A swimming and diving machine, they are uniquely adapted for life at sea. This ancient mariner is the most widely distributed sea turtle, spanning tropical and subarctic waters worldwide. The endangered western Pacific leatherback turtle engages in the longest migration of any aquatic, air-breathing vertebrate. These turtles travel more than 7,000 miles annually between their western Pacific nesting beaches and their eastern Pacific foraging areas. The presentation will cover the biology and ecology of leatherback turtles, the current status of the population, challenges to recovery, and the actions we can take to help.

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May 22, 2018: ACS SF Bay Presents Grant Awardees Kaytlin Ingman & Samantha Jane Cope

Tuesday May 22nd

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7 pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for a fascinating presentation by two of our 2017 Grant Awardees!

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Kaytlin Ingman and Samantha Jane Cope

Kaytlin Ingman, Master’s Student in Marine Science; Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, Point Blue Conservation Science

“Long Term Trends in Baleen Whale Observations Near the Farallon Islands”

Samantha Cope, M.S. student, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University

“Evaluating the influence of vessel noise on the underwater soundscape of San Francisco Bay”

June 26, 2018: ACS SF Bay Presents Daniella Dimitrova Russo

Tuesday June 26th

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for an inspiring presentation by Daniella Dimitrova Russo


Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Think Beyond Plastic™, the innovation accelerator focused on the global plastic pollution crisis. Since 2009, Think Beyond Plastic has led the shift away from fossil fuel-based plastics towards bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources and associated manufacturing, and innovative consumer and business products specifically designed to handle these new materials.

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July 24, 2018: ACS SF Bay Presents Dr. Shawn Johnson – The Marine Mammal Center Director of Veterinary Science

Tuesday July 24th

Location: The Bay Model, Sausalito CA

Time: 7 pm

Join ACS-SF Bay Chapter for an inspiring presentation by Dr. Shawn Johnson – The Marine Mammal Center Director of Veterinary Science

shawnjohnsonDr. Shawn Johnson joined The Marine Mammal Center in 2012. His role as Director of Veterinary Science is to guide the science team’s study of marine mammal health issues around cancer in sea lions, toxic algae poisoning effects, and harbor seal health analysis, among others.

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2017 Research and Travel (SMM Conference) Grant Awards

We at ACS-SF Bay Chapter Thank all of you, our members and monthly presentation
audience, for your constant support of our organization. Your donations allow us to give
yearly research and travel grants to outstanding graduate students and young
researchers which aids them in their research. Those receiving Travel grants are aided in attending the Society of Marine Mammology and ACS National conferences to present
their research and network for their future work.

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2017 Research Grant Awardees  

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