two sperm whales swimming together in the ocean


ACS-OC hosts monthly featured speakers, where experts share their insights, passion, and work on all things cetaceans.

ACS-OC speaker events are either In-Person or Virtual.

In-Person events take place in Orange Coast College's the Lewis Center (Where the Dennis Kelly Public Aquarium is) in room 201, from 7-9pm. Parking Fees are waived - Parking Lot E.
Due to the indoor nature of this event and for the safety of our members and instructors; regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required for all attendees, thank you for your cooperation.

Virtual-Events are noted with registration information.

Previous Speakers

Explore our previous events and view recordings.
Oct 2022

Erin Keene

Biologist at MarEcoTel and Cascadia Research Collective - Fin Whales
Sep 2022

Justin Viezbicke

California Stranding Coordinator for NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program
Aug 2022

Sabrina Mashburn

Conservation Biologist, Executive Director of SoCal Sea Turtles
Jul 2022

Alisa Schulman-Janiger

Director and Coordinator of the full-season shore-based ACS-LA Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project.
Jun 2022

Jessica Crance

Bioacoustician, lead research assistant and project manager at NOAA/NMFS/AFSC Marine Mammal Laboratory
May 2022

Mark Girardeau

Wildlife photographer, creator of Orange County Outdoors
Apr 2022

Dr. Chris Lowe

CSULB Shark Lab Director, Marine Biology Professor
Mar 2022

Hilary Holt

Interpretative Ecologist, Catalina Island Conservancy
Feb 2022

Kirsten Donald

Marine mammal scientist, Director of Education at Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Jan 2022

Ted Cheeseman

Co-founder of, and co-owner of Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris
Oct 2021

Dennis Kelly

Co-Founder and former president of ACS-OC
Sep 2021

Karen Baker

Professor, OCC Marine Science Department

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