Whale Tales February 15, 2014

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Whale Tales February 15, 2014

10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome and Blessing 10:15 – 10:45 am “Whale Love,” Flip Nicklin and Jason Sturgis, Whale Trust Maui 10:45 – 11:30 am “Whales We Have Known Through Film,” Howard and Michele Hall, Howard Hall Productions 11:30 – 11:45 am Sacred Hearts Whale Song Lunch Presentations 11:45 – 1:00 pm “The Art of Humpback Whales,” Marty Wolff and Douglas Hoffman 1:00 – 1:45 pm “Whales: An Aerial Perspective,” James Darling, Ph.D., Whale Trust Maui 1:45 – 2:30 pm “The Resilient Whale,” Phil Clapham, Ph.D., National Marine Mammal Laboratory 2:30 – 2:45 pm Break 2:45 – 3:30 pm “Alaska’s Bubble Hunting Humpbacks,” Fred Sharpe, Ph.D., Alaska Whale Foundation 3:30 – 4:00 pm “Leaping High to Dive Deep,” Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., The Keiki Kohola Project

Whale Tales February 15, 2014 is turning out to be a fantastic educational experience. Marine mammal experts from across the globe are here.

12:015 PM HST Awesome photos presented by Marty Wolf now along with Doug Hoffman. Doug is talking about his experiences in Tonga.

12:29 PM HST Marty is talking about his photos

2:45PM HST Phil Clapman  multimedia presentation concluded

10 minute break

4:45PM have been capturing HD video for all day and Whale Tales February 15, 2014 has concluded

Phil Clapham, Ph.D., National Marine Mammal Laboratory

Phil Clapham directs the Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. Phil oversees the lab’s work on all cetaceans, but his primary research interests relate to population biology, behavioral ecology and conservation management of large whales.

 

Marty Wolff

 

A fine art and marine photographer, Marty is a resident of Maui. His creations can be found in galleries and shops throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Published in newspapers, books & magazines, he is also the exclusive photographer for Maui WhaleWatch Magazine.

Douglas Hoffman

A Maui based photographer, Douglas Hoffman’s black and white Humpback & Sperm Whale portraiture has received international acclaim. His work can be found in galleries, books & museums. For the last decade, he has led dozens of photographic whale expeditions to Tonga.

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