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The Whale Trail, MBNMS and Partners Present: "Orca: The Whale Called Killer"

Join us for the Orca Tour 2014!

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Marine conservationist, whale researcher and author of more than 20 books, Erich Hoyt will share compelling orca stories from his early work in Johnstone Strait to current research in Far East Russia.

May 14: Museum of Monterey, Monterey
May 15: Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz
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Event Poster
(41K PDF)
6PM Social mixer with light snacks and drinks Displays and information by local marine mammal organizations
7PM Announcement about the Whale Trail and its expansion to CA Presentation by Erich Hoyt with his books available for sale & signing
Advance Ticket Purchase Only through for $5.00 plus handling

image of Eric Hoyt About Erich Hoyt
Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and marine conservation. An award-winning author, he has written or co-written 20 books and hundreds of magazine articles on whales, dolphins, as well as insects, wild plants and other subjects. In 2013, Erich won the European Cetacean Society's Mandy McMath Conservation Prize for his body of work. Erich is currently Senior Research Fellow with Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the UK, and heads their Global Campaign for Marine Protected Areas. For the past decade, he has jointly directed the first killer whale study in Russia, learning about orcas targeted for aquarium capture, and since 2009, the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project — both international collaborations with Russian scientists. In 2008-09, he co-chaired the program committee for the first ever conference on marine mammal protected areas (, held in Hawaii. After helping to organize the second conference in Martinique in November 2011 and editing the proceedings, he is currently helping to plan a third conference in Adelaide, Australia for November 2014.

About The Whale Trail
The Whale Trail ( is a network of coastal sites along the west coast where the public can view whales and other marine mammals from shore. Established in 2008 along Washington's coastline, Whale Trail is designed to raise awareness of marine waters, connect visitors to marine life, inspire stewardship, build community and promote land-based whale watching.

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Presented by
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Whale Trail and partners: California State Parks, City of Santa Cruz, Save the Whales, Marine Life Studies, American Cetacean Society, Monterey Whale Fest, Marine Mammal Center and Monterey History and Art Association.

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