american cetacean society - orange county 


Join us to be immersed in California's whaling history by "Living History" legend Bob Minty - whose storytelling makes presentations come to life.

Only a handful of whaling experts are at Bob's caliber throughout the USA, and Bob's home base is right here in Orange County.

Bob's collection of whaling artifacts is world class and some considered so rare, only a couple still exist (many of which are earmarked for the Smithsonian). Come see, touch and experience the selection he brings.

Bob is a Board Member of the Dana Point Historical Society, and is connected with history organizations throughout California.

Thurs June 28th

Whaling Historian Bob Minty


When: Thurs June 28 / 7:00pm
Where: Discovery Cube's Ocean Quest
At the Fun Zone near Newport Landing Wale Watch
600 E. Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661

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 March on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Dana Point Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629.  Our meetings start at 7pm (doors open at 6:45), and ample parking is available in the Ocean Institute parking lot and other lots nearby.

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!