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2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award and Lecture

The 2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award will be presented on November 8, 2023 to

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Tim Thomas
Maritime Heritage and Fisheries Historian
Linda Yamane
Rumsen Ohlone Artist, Historian and Culture Bearer


Tim Thomas and Linda Yamane are both Monterey area cultural historians who have made significant contributions to the field of historical ecology.

Tim will speak about the early collection of the White Abalone by the young Japanese American abalone diver Roy Hattori, and the unresolved history of its scientific name.

Linda will share her journey of discovery of her Native heritage culture, through language, songs, baskets, boats, dance regalia, and material harvesting; all of which reflect the richness of the Monterey Bay area, the relationship its indigenous people have always had with the land, and the depth of their resourcefulness and esthetic values.

For lecture abstracts and history of the Ed Ricketts Memorial Award click here.

The Ed Ricketts Memorial Award was created to honor scientists who have exhibited exemplary work throughout their career and advanced the status of knowledge in the field of marine science. The first award was presented in March 1986. Recipients are selected by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Activity Panel.


Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT

Sanctuary Exploration Center
35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for meet and greet reception with Ricketts award recipients.

No RSVP – seating is limited – please arrive on time

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option is available. Free registration in advance is required using GoToWebinar.

Reviewed: September 08, 2023
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