american cetacean society - orange county 


May 25:

guest speaker to be announced 

​We're working on something great!

​​Discovery Cube's OceanQuest
600 E. Bay Avenue, Newport Beach 
​7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45)

Free Parking is available after 6:00 in the lot at 608 E. Balboa Blvd (just steps away)

Photo by ACS-OC Naturalist Carla Mitroff

upcoming meetings

ACS-Orange County hosts monthly meetings as part of our public education mission.  Most meetings feature a guest speaker (or speakers) on a subject of interest to our members and friends.  Most of the topics relate to cetaceans (of course!), but we also invite speakers on other topics related to the ocean environment, such as (some recent examples) the harbor seal rookery in La Jolla, the effort to save sea turtles in Mexico and other regions, climate change, cetacean captivity, underwater noise, and eco-travel reports.  

GREAT NEW LOCATION!  We will meet January through October on the fourth Thursday of the month at Discovery Cube's OceanQuest, 600 E Bay Ave in Newport Beach.  Our meetings start at 7pm (doors open at 6:45), and FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE AFTER 6:00 in the lot just steps away at 608 E Balboa Blvd.

Upcoming meetings are also announced as events on our Facebook page.

All of our meetings are free and everyone is welcome -- member or non-member!

april 27:  

marine biologist eric austin yee!

In April we welcome Eric Austin Yee, a marine biologist who manages whale watches at Dana Wharf Whale Watching and serves as an Educator at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

Eric, who describes himself as a "total wildlife nut" whose passion is marine biology, is also a long-time friend to many of us at ACS-OC.

His topic at our meeting will be "Rare and Unusual Wildlife Sightings." Bring your curiosity, because Eric is highly knowledgeable about almost anything ocean-related.  It'll be a lively evening of back-and-forth on subjects that fascinate all of us. 

​We're always happy to see Eric at our meetings, and this time it'll be extra special to have him as our speaker! Come join us!


Discovery Cube's OceanQuest

600 E. Bay Avenue, Newport Beach 

​7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:45)

Free Parking is available after 6:00 in the lot at 608 E. Balboa Blvd (just steps away)