Noyo Center Talks Science

This is our on-going lecture series–now virtual!

Join from anywhere in the world via zoom.

View Upcoming Science Talks here.

Interested in presenting? Contact [email protected] with a brief bio and description of your talk. We’ll be in touch!


Previous Talks and Resources

August 8, 2022: A Tale of Two Whales: Nathaniel Mills discusses the Noyo Center academic paper recently published in the Ecological Society of America journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

JULY 19, 2022: Aquaculture Techniques in the Restoration of Bull Kelp. Daniel Gossard joins us from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories at San Jose State University

JULY 6, 2022: The Life History and Captive Rearing of the Sunflower Sea Star, Pycnopodia helianthoides. Michael Brito from the Noyo Center for Marine Science is our guest presenter.

JUNE 16, 2022: Birds and the Marine Food Web: Tim Bray, President of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, joins us for this presentation.

APRIL 12, 2022: Biotoxin Monitoring of Coastal California: Our guest is Steve Etter, Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Public Health

MARCH 16, 2022: Gray Whale Migration: Jeff Jacobsen moderates a panel of experts on gray whale migration.

FEBRUARY 24, 2022: Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals: Dr. Sophie Whoriskey, Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation Veterinarian at the Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, Marine Mammal Center, Kona, Hawai‘i

JANUARY 19, 2022: Steller Sea Lion Research: with Andrew Trites, Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

DECEMBER 2021: What’s Washed Ashore in 2021: Stranding Report with Sarah Winter Grimes and Sue Pemberton

DECEMBER 2021: The Art of Discovering Whales with Larry Foster, Author and Whale Artist

OCTOBER 2021: Marine Mammal Strandings and Unusual Mortality Events Along the Pacific Coast with Dr. Cara Field

SEPTEMBER 2021: Salmon and Steelhead of Coastal Mendocino County with Sarah Gallagher

SEPTEMBER 2021: Large Whale Entanglement Response with Jack Barkowski

AUGUST 2021: Feeding Ecology and Physiology of Baleen Whales with special guest Geraldine Busquets-Vass

JULY 2021: Whale and Ocean Acoustics with Jeff Jacobsen and Special Guests Yvonne Barkley, Michelle Fournet & Michael Stocker

JULY 2021: Part 2: Beyond Curious Encounters: Bubble Rings & Humpback Whales with Jodi Frediani and Fred Sharpe

JUNE 2021: Marine Heat Waves vs. Upwelling along the Northern California Coast with Marisol Garcia-Reyes

MAY 2021: Vertebral Variation in Marine Megafauna with Jamie Knaub

MAY 2021: Part 1: Humpback Whale Communications Systems with Fred Sharpe

APRIL 2021: Beneath the Surface: Studying the Underwater World of Baleen Whales with Ari Friedlaender

MAR 2021: Tour of CA Academy of Sciences Marine Mammal Research Collection with Moe Flannery

MAR 2021: A Small Piece of a Large Puzzle: Investigating the prey quality and foraging choices of gray whales on the Oregon coast with Lisa Hildebrand

MAR 2021: Overeating and Spending Time in with the Kids: Whales in the Alaskan Arctic with Janet Clarke

FEB 2021: Kelp Forest Restoration Project with Tristin McHugh, Morgan Murphy-Cannella, Ian Norton, and Kristen Elsmore

FEB 2021: The Secret Language of Elephant Seals with Carolyn Casey

JAN 2021: CA King Tides Project with Annie Frankel

NOV 2020: Beach Response Stories with Sarah Grimes-

MAY 2020: The History and Happenings of the Mendocino Coast Field Station with Brianna Zuber (video coming soon)

APRIL 2020: Effects of Ocean Warming: Seabird Survival in the New Normal with Julia Parrish

MARCH 2020: Gray Whales and Recent Migration Changes with Tanya Smart (video coming soon)

FEB 2020: A 100-year History of Ocean Acidification on the California Coast with Emily Osborne(video coming soon)

SEPT 2019: Zero Waste and Becoming Trash Neutral with Nicole Paisley Martensen and Heather Guevara- September 2019

SEPT 2019: Mill Site History with Linda Ruffing

JUNE 2019: At the Cove with Sea Shepherd with Wendi Felson

APRIL 2019: Oceanography with Andy Jahn